Make a strong first impression with this head-to-tail grooming guide for the show ring. Horse showing is a lot like NASCAR. Pre-competition primping starts the night before so that everyone is ready for the inevitable “hurry up and wait” of race day. Pit crews and drivers furiously work from a “war wagon” stocked with preferred tools and products for fine-tuning months and years of hard work.
When it comes to the health and well-being of your horse, you never like to take shortcuts. But if you're pressed for time, here are a few tips from top eventing groom Emma Ford to help make your grooming sessions more efficient, while still being thorough and mindful.
The manager of a top hunter/jumper barn, who also is a judge and competitor, explains how to make sure you and your horse shine when you step into the show ring.
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