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felicialovessadie 05-25-2008 09:31 PM

How do i you groom for a show? pleasee pleaseee help mee!
My first shows this weekend and i need help .. BIG TIME !
i dont know what to use or to do for grooming !
any advice or tips?!
i would really appreciate your heelp:)

mell 05-26-2008 01:01 AM

What type of show are you competing in?

sempre_cantando 05-26-2008 08:18 AM

I usually do the following for my horse when grooming for a show (in no particular order):

- clean hooves and apply hoof black
- wash whole horse if necessary, otherwise just mane and tail
- clean inside nostrils, around mouth and eyes
- groom heaps to bring out the shine
- plait mane day before and put on skinny hood overnight
- trim feathers, whiskers (not too short though, for his sake), ears, under chin, coronets etc
- clean tack really well
- you may also want to apply quarter marks

That's all I can think of at the moment, Hope I helped

felicialovessadie 05-26-2008 05:55 PM

thank youu soo much and im just entering walk trot and showmanship that sortab thing

brightside 05-28-2008 06:15 PM

sempre_cantando, those are some great tips! :D

Jubilee Rose 05-28-2008 06:22 PM

If you are going to wash your horse's mane and tail don't do it right before the show. Wait a couple days, otherwise it'll be too slippery to braid. Let the oils come back a bit. Hope that helps. And good luck on the show!

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