Saturday, 19 January 2013

Day 18 - Your Grooming Routine

I thought K.K's grooming routine was hilarious!

If I'm grooming to ride then it goes like this:

  1. Pick and brush out hooves (with my handy dandy bright pink wire brush hoof pick)
  2. If muddy, use hard dandy brush - if no mud, go straight to body brush, starting at head and doing all over - including legs (as I bandage or boot most of the time when riding) and face. Take extra time to brush withers as it is Allie's fav itchy spot.
  3. Use no-knots on tail and mane. Comb out mane, use fingers to get knots and plant material out of tail. Spend extra time combing out mane as Allie's is thick and very itchy so she loves a good mane pulling.
  4. Voila! Horse is ready!
We use a false tail when showing. Shh!!

1 comment:

Adventures of the Super Ponies said...

My grooming routine has sadly deteriorated over the years. My horses used to be turned out for every ride like I was going to a clinic. Tack was cleaned after every ride too. I started out as a working student at a barn run by a scottish lady who was an A rated british pony clubber and certified by the british horse society. These days they get a quick curry and hooves picked. I got over to the fancy barn the other day and realized my horse still had mud between his eyes.