Tips on Getting Your Horse Show-Ready

Hi!  Today I want to talk about ways to make your horse absolutely ready for the show ring.  Here are the tips I use:

  • Bathing: For my palomino-paint I use bright white shampoo.  It brings out her natural shine and makes her glow
  • Mane:  For her mane I use a comb that has a built in blade.  It helps me even out her mane as well as thin it.
  • Tail:  I use the same tool as the mane for shaping it.  I use it to trim the small hairs on the dock making it into a nice shape.  For lenght, I trim the tail just below the hocks.  Don’t go too short, as the horse naturally raises their tail when they move.
  • Hooves:  Use a moisturizer the day before, the get them healthy, and use the show-sheen polish the day of.  It makes the hooves shine!
  • Fitness:  Regularly exercise your horse to keep them fit and muscular.  Don’t overwork your horse, just keep them in shape.
  • Brush:  Remember to brush your horse regularly.  It will help keep them healthy looking.
  • Vitamins:  Invest in vitamins for mane, tail, and hooves.

Flat Class Tips

Hey guys!  So sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  Busy, busy, busy!  Today I am going to talk about how to win a flat class.

  • Basics: Most judges are sticklers for the basics; so remember heels down, eyes up
  • Control: If judges see that you’re in control they will definitely bump you up a couple of places.  To show you’re in control keep your horse on the bit, bending, and at a consistent pace
  • Looks:  Remember to dress professionally and have your horse groomed will.  Also have your tack shiny and clean.
  • Smile:  Don’t have a cheesy smile, but have a genuine smile.

I really hope this helped!

Nosebleeds

Hi!  I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve just been crazy busy.  Today I’m going to go over nosebleeds in horses.  The causes are:

  • Induced pulmonary hemmorage
  • Growth in back of nose
  • Fungal infection in guttural pouch
  • Head tramoua
  • Popped blood vessel

These can sound scary but there are ways to tell if it is serious or not.  If there is just a little drip out of one nostril than it is probably minor if it is not reoccurring often.  If it out of both nostrils or gushing you will want to call your vet.

Remember, I am not an expert so don’t just rely on me, please look it up yourself or contact your veterinarian.

Later!

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Trail Riding

Hi guys!  I just got back from my trail riding vacay in CO., and I want to share some tips with you:

  • Lean forward when going uphill, backwards when going downhill
  • Make sure the footing is good and it is safe before jumping something
  • Offer your horse water when you stop at a stream
  • Make sure your horse isn’t pushed too hard
  • When going through brush lean on the horse’s neck and try to brush branches etc. out of both of your faces

I hope this helped!  Pinterest: follow me @Giana Fait

Fun Ways To Stay Cool in Summer

Ugh!  Summer heat is coming!  Here are soe tips to beat the heat:

  • Wear on of those towels you wet and snap and then it stays cool while you ride
  • Ride early in the morning or in the evening
  • Wear light colors
  • Bring lots of water
  • Bring a cap
  • Ride in a shady area

I hope this helped!

Have fun!                  This photo is from Google, I don’t own it