How to Groom for a Horse Show
Grooming for a Horse Show
Wednesday 06 October 2010
For a horse show, there are other factors besides training that can affect your results. Even if a horse gives their best ever performance, they will not be taken seriously without the best horse grooming. Because of this, you must ensure you groom a horse properly before a show. Read our horse groom tips that follow for a guide on what to do to prepare.
• Clip a horse no later than a week before the horse show so that it has time to fill in. You should also bathe the horse 2 to 3 days beforehand so the natural oils can work.
• Next in your horse groom routine, trim the tail and mane. The ends should be left even and smooth, but there should be enough hair left to braid. The mane should not be in the horse’s eyes, and the tail should not be any shorter than the knee joint. This can depend on the type of horse show though.
• Groom a horse at the hooves too before the show. A farrier should take care of trimming. Use a black polish for black hooves, and clear polish for others.
• On the day of the show, add shine to the tail and mane with a light layer of baby oil. Do not use too much though or your horse grooming could make it appear greasy.
• The last horse groom steps just before the horse show include adding braids, clipping whiskers and applying sheen to the coat.
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