Show grooming - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 496
• Horses: 0
Show grooming

Hey, I have a show this weekend. Any tips keeping horses klean over night
kershkova is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,263
• Horses: 5
3 words: jamies, cowboy magic stain remover and showsheen

Ride Canada's National Horse-the Canadian Horse. One of the most athletic and versatile horse breeds!
my2geldings is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 496
• Horses: 0
Thanks I did great I got a third, forth, two 5ths, and one 6th.
kershkova is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 07:46 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chickamauga, Georgia
Posts: 4,703
• Horses: 1
hmm a light sheet would be good for the body and if you have any polo wraps to rao his legs that might work :) but before that a good bath and show sheen will work good :)

3 barrels , 2 hearts & 1 passion
buckaroo2010 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-09-2008, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 496
• Horses: 0
We had polos on him a couple weeks ago and he kicked them of.
kershkova is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 46
• Horses: 0
-Pepi Spray NOT show sheen, it's got silicone in it, it will dry out the horses hair. Pepi works and smells WONDERFUL.
-Slinky & cooler.
- leg wraps.
luv2show is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 07-11-2008, 10:14 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 113
• Horses: 0
I own a grey... I don't know what the word "clean" means... but here is my pre-show ritual...

2 days before: Curry the crap out of him head to toe. Bathe him with a good shampoo, suds him up and then curry him with the suds. Rinse thoroughly. Suds him up with a whitening shampoo (quiksilver, cowboy magic, etc), curry with shampoo again. Let it stand twice as long as it says to on the bottle (my theory: it may burn off his skin but at least the dirt will go with it! j/k) Rinse. Show sheen him wet. Hand graze him until he is dry so he can't roll, show sheen again.

1 day before: Curry/brush to get excess dirt off (because of course he rolled, there was no way he could stay in until the show because he is a TB and would loose his cookies come the day of the show). Bathe with whitening shampoo again, let it stand twice as long as it says on the bottle. Rinse. Use a conditioner. Rinse. Show sheen wet, and then dry.

By this point he is usually sparkling, and the total hours of bath time rounds out to about 3 & 1/2 (yes, I'm serious).

I put a light sheet on him and, holding my breath and praying to god, I turn him out. If it's not a really hot night (assuming we're on night turn out now) I will put a hood on him, b/c he has a mohawk for a mane if it is pulled shorter than 6 inches).

The morning of the show I use Vetrolin green spot remover to remove the spots I cant get off by spot washing. And then I use Horse Paint to cover what won't come out. yes, I'm serious.

I will get the name of the products, it is wonderful. Just like spray paint but safe for horses, and washes out. Comes in all colors, too! Covers up cuts, missing hair, dirt stains, etc.


"The white horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising: a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music."
-Mark Helprin-
Hrt4Dressage is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome