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post #1 of 5 Old 10-02-2016, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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The New Kid

Of course, by "kid", I mean thirty-mumble and by "new" I mean slightly obsessed with horses since I could walk, but come from a not particularly well-off family, so the best I could manage growing up was yearly scout camp. But whatever.

I've finally found an instructor in my area that I get on with, and started lessons and I couldn't be happier, but man, do I need some horsie friends to talk to before my family tries to stage an intervention. I'm a western rider, who's not quite managed to pick any one discipline; trail classes looks fun as heck, but then again, so does everything else (and honestly, for now I'm just happy to be riding instead of being a sack of potatoes in a saddle).

And just for the fun of it: we're all of us taking part in a little walk/trot fun show on Halloween, and we've been tasked with starting a show grooming kit, and beyond the obvious, I have no idea what's supposed to go in it. Suggestions would be awesome, pretty please.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-02-2016, 12:47 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

For your grooming kit a little spray bottle of mane detangler and show sheen are two things that come to mind.

“You spend your whole life with horses and just about the time you think you have them figured out, a horse comes along that tells you otherwise.” –quote from my very wizened trainer

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-02-2016, 01:17 PM
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Hello and welcome! A couple of clean rags would be nice in your kit. I find myself having to wipe down a lot of things at shows.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-03-2016, 08:36 AM
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Hello and welcome!
Some purple spray comes in handy for those little cuts and grazes
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-03-2016, 10:42 AM
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Welcome welcome. :)
You could always put in some fly spray, definitely the showsheen, & some extra little braiding hair ties (the tiny ones)!

Ride more, worry less.
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