show grooming - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 02-12-2012, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 64
• Horses: 4
show grooming

I am interested to know what everyone does to prepare their horse for a show . . Share your stories :)
Posted via Mobile Device
horsegirlxx is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 02-12-2012, 08:50 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,634
• Horses: 1
Starting about a week out we pull the mane, do ears and face hairs and all. We start paying really really close attention to daily groomings. Day before we bathe, condition and all, wrap the twil head. Day of body groom, braid if showing dressage, condition and shine, tip of nose to tip of tail. If showing dressage I carry a soft brush and keep her clean, jumpers is clean in between divisions. Our horses get groomed almost daily anyway, and always before each ride.
Favorite grooming things, pink lady spray for mane and tail, soft cloth for wiping off dust, baby wipes for a white nose.
Posted via Mobile Device
cakemom is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,800
• Horses: 2
I show at speed events so a clean horse really doesn't matter. But, I like to show off my horses. LoL. Make em look good.

The night before, or morning of the show I will bathe them and comb out manes/tails. I clip before I bathe, but my clipping only includes the bridle path and whiskers on their face. Washing them, washes away all the *****ly hairs. Anyways, then they are usually kept in their stalls over night so they don't get too dirty.

If they were in stalls overnight, I'll do a touch up cleaning before I load in the trailer, in-case anyone laid in poop. (Usually my mare, of course)

Simple as that.

When I showed pleasure, there was a lot more work involved.

My favorite products are World Champion Pepi. Yum. And showsheen. I actually really like Dumor's Shampoo and Conditioner. Smells good.

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

-Samuel Butler
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 23
• Horses: 0
Shave horses lower legs, around the face, ears etc, then wash the entire horse, brushing out mane and tail with leave in conditioner. Trim mane and tail and dry with a white rag to make sure all the dirt is out.
cincojumper8 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show Grooming Caili Horse Grooming 2 06-16-2011 03:48 AM
Show grooming Draftgirl17 Draft Horses 5 01-31-2010 06:03 PM
grooming for a show HELP!!!! PLZ angelsgrace Horse Shows 4 06-16-2009 11:59 AM
Grooming to show Junebug Horse Grooming 7 03-16-2009 03:37 AM
Show grooming kershkova Horse Grooming 6 07-11-2008 11:14 PM

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