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Grooming and Show Prep

02/28/2017

Whether you’re out for a day at a show or on the road camping for a week, it’s always good to have your own nice little ‘patch of comfy’ to return to between classes or when the day has ended. 

01/27/2017

Caring for people while away at your next show will be more enjoyable with our collection of nutritious, simple, delicious recipes and practical camping tips. 

09/30/2016

Simple Storage Sorted The clever folks at IB Pallets have finally taken the hassle out of show storage! Their colourful range of durable, lasting wheelie bins will save your sanity and your back. Wheelie bins can be used to transport feed, tack, camping gear, and even manure on the way home - just be sure to use a bin liner! To view the range, visit: www.ibpallets.com. Corned Beef  

08/31/2016

On the Road Caring for people while away at your next show will be more enjoyable with our collection of nutritious, simple, delicious recipes and practical camping tips.  Wholesome food for the whole family and practical advice from seasoned travellers.  Quick Quiche

02/29/2016

Caring for people while away at your next show will be more enjoyable with our collection of nutritious, simple and delicious recipes. Wholesome food for the whole family, with easy preparation, plus top tips from seasoned competitors. Ingredients 1 cup of self-raising flour 1 cup of grated cheese  (approximately 80-100 grams) 1 egg Milk (when combined with beaten egg to make 1 cup) Method 1. Place cast iron gem irons in oven and preheat oven to 180 degrees. 2. Combine self-raising flour and grated cheese first as this distributes the cheese through the mixture more evenly.

10/09/2015

We asked our readers to share their opinions... Do you trim your horse’s whiskers and why have you made that choice?   Josselin Milette: “They were put on horses for a reason. I have seen many horses end up with cuts on their faces after they were trimmed off :(“

12/26/2012

  While all western pleasure horses are to be clean (generally washed prior to a show) and well groomed, with legs, bridle path, ears, muzzle, and other areas neatly trimmed, some grooming details vary by breed. MANES While it is not a set rule, and fashions come and go, currently, if you are showing a Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa, you should band the mane. For English classes, it is still common for the mane to be plaited in the same style as a dressage horse or hack.

12/26/2012

THE MANE Stock horses are usually shown with a clipped or “hogged” mane, but this is not a rule, and if the horse does other disciplines than ASH competitions then they may present with a plaited mane, just as you would plait a hack. TAIL AND TAIL LENGTH Tails are usually kept more of a natural length that is tidy around the fetlock joint, especially so they don’t tread on them when reining back.

12/26/2012

THE MANE Purebred Arabian Mares & Stallions are shown unplaited for all halter classes. For ridden classes, they can be plaited or unplaited, depending on personal preference. At the smaller shows where a Purebred Mare or Stallion may have halter & ridden on the same day, the halter horses may be plaited due to time constraints but never at larger shows.

12/25/2012

You start by getting your horse clean with a good all over shampoo, but then what? Should you plait or not? Sew the plaits in or use rubber bands? How about tail length and make up?  It all depends on the class, the breed of horse  and discipline you are competing in.  Find out what’s expected from some winning experts...   CLIPPING: The day before a show you should clip the bridle path, saddle path, tidy up the long hair from the ears, jaw, muzzle, tail, fetlockS and around the top of the coronet to make the hoof black easier to apply. 

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