When you go to a show, part of the fun is getting your horse looking his absolute best – there’s nothing quite like the sense of pride you get when you catch someone admiring him. However, if you don’t keep on top of things, getting him ready can feel like a huge task, from bathing and trimming to plaiting and polishing. It needn’t take ages, though – if you keep on top of coat care and trimming as part of your normal routine, you’ll only need to do the finishing touches just before the show.
If you have a thorough daily grooming regime, not only will your horse look fabulous on a day-to-day basis, but his coat won’t need much extra work when it comes to getting ready for a special occasion. My daily grooming regime is outlined below and, while it sounds like a lot of effort to go to every day, it actually doesn’t take very long and with practice you can get it done in no time at all.