Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
I am the same as HollyBubbles.
When I have a groom, I normally get them to brush, apply hoof oil, saddle up for me, hose horses off, give saddel and bridle a quick wipe over with a bit of saddle soap, rug, un rug, take off boots and bandages as necessary (ie - dressage warm up, take bandages off before entering ring), carry a water bottle and towel for sweat, dust and such to the warm up. I normally only have a groom when competing more than once horse though.
When I have groomed with my old boss I would; brush, clean tack, tidy up horses (apply chalk to white markings, wipe mucky backsides, etc), apply hoof oil, saddle up, unsaddle, hose off, rug, unplait, clean tack (again), take boots/bandages off after warm up, have cameras/water bottles/towels/show jacket etc ready for warm up and administer them as necessary, feed horses, clean stalls/yards, top up waters, wipe dusty boots off, help mount up, load and unload horses, clean out the truck... It was a long weekend, but super fun. I got to look after my favourite horses which was a great reward but my boss was also amazing and he bought me a leather and swarovski crystal halter as a thank you gift totally out of the blue which was really lovely and unexpected.