Pre-Horse show Cleanups =)
We all cleanup our horses before going to shows, and I just wanted to know what is your routine to get and keep your horse as spiffy as possible.
Clip- fetlocks, back and front
whiskers (on muzzle)
chinny chin hairs
throatlatch (brush to get long guard hairs)
Pull mane, if needed, bang tail end
Comb out forelock
Bathe- Body with Orvus, Quic silver, or A shampoo with Aloe for rough coats
White markings with quic silver or White'n' Brite
Face with a damp slightly soapy sponge
Shampoo Mane and tail(if braiding, do not do this to mane or tail)
Condition Mane and tail(if braiding, do not do this to mane or tail)
Rinse white marking stuff last for a brighter effect
Scrape excess water
Cover with cooler
Tie until dry =) (you don't want your horse to become dirty again!)
sounds really similiar to what we do
Total body clip, head clip, bridle path etc.
Condition mane and tail
Slick dry then spray liberally with shosheen (to repel dirt etc) Then we hand walk them until dry. Then we put slinkies on them (head and body) to flatten the mane and keep them clean
I just found the best stuff for manes and tails or dry skin spots. Its called Olive Oil Hair and Scalp conditioner. I spray it in manes and tails and the bridle path where they tend to get dry skin. It makes the mane and tail just sparkle and really conditions dry skin. Love this stuff!
Put Shavings in trailer
Clean ALL tack
Load Everything except Halter, grooming kit, washing things, sleazy, tail bag, tail wrap, pillow wraps, bell boots, and stable wraps, braiding kit, hoof polish,
Give bath with quic silver and black, condition coat and spray with Vetrolin shine
Braid mane while wet
Bag tail after dry
Clip the newly cleaned hair
Put on sleazy
LATER THAT NIGHT
Load everything that isnít needed in the morning
Clean stall as late as possible
have tack cleaned & ready to go
bathe - shampoo & condition coat
- shampoo mane & tail
squeegie off excess water
spray with coat conditioner & showsheen
put cooler/sheet on and wait to dry
load trailer while waiting
once damp-dry loosely braid & bag tail
body clip & face clip
clean stall & add extra bedding
overnight sheet on
fill haybags/do anything else you can think of
clean stall again & add more bedding
.do barn clean stalls turn out horses give them breakfast ext.
bring horses that are going to the show in
tack up ride
give them baths
band and braid tails then towel
use a soft brush on their coats until dry
showsheen or shiny hinny over whole body
put slinky and sheet on
bring the other horses in
give the horses dinner
Prety much what everyone else said. :D
Showsheen, MTG, conditioner, definitely a bath!
The night before the show I usually put a light turn-out sheet on so the horse doesn't ruin their prettyness LOL. :lol: I polish my boots & tack as well, so it looks nice.
Trim the mane as well if needed. :D Braid the tail, & we're good!
Also other than bathing our horses:
Oil Tack (neatsfoot oil)
Put in bridle bag and saddle cover(along with schooling bridle and saddle)
Put hay bags and nets in trailer (full with hay, ready for morning)
Leather Halter and Nylon Halter on trailer (for backup)
Fleece shipping halter on stall
Shipping boots beside stall
Tack trunk in trailer
Load drycleaned show clothes and polished boots on trailer
Im sure i'll think of more things =)
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