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Who needs to wear Hair Bows for Horse Shows?

Who needs to wear Hair Bows for Horse Shows?

Who Needs to Wear Hair Bows for Horse Shows? Heading off to compete in a horse show? Whether it’s your first time in the ring or you are a seasoned pro, you (and your hair) need to look good in the saddle. Often, this means topping your hairstyle off with a hair bow. But how you style your hair depends on your riding discipline, length of hair, and your age and size. Confused? Let’s break it down so you understand who really needs to wear hair bows for horse shows. Riding Discipline The exciting sport of equestrian riding offers more than a...

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A Parent's guide to Horse Shows

A Parent's guide to Horse Shows

A Parent’s Guide to Horse Shows When your child makes the leap from horse rider to horse show competitor, a whole new world opens up. At first, it’s a bit overwhelming trying to understand the ins and outs of competitions. To give you a quick snapshot of what to expect when your child starts competing, this brief horse show guide for parents will help. Tap into Your Trainer’s Experience As a newbie, you will have plenty of questions. Before your first competition, turn to your trainer for expert guidance. He can walk you through every detail of the competition and...

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Top 5 tips for Horse Show preparation

Top 5 tips for Horse Show preparation

After months of training, you are ready to compete in a horse show. But what steps should you take for horse show preparation? Groom Your Horse: You should be grooming your horse every day year-round, including brushing his/her coat, mane and tail (for a healthy coat and tangle-free appearance) and picking her hooves (to keep them clean, comfortable, and healthy).If your horse needs a full-body clip, schedule this one-to-two weeks prior to show day. Otherwise, clip overgrown areas (such as whiskers and fetlocks) a few days in advance. The night before the show, bathe your horse so he/she is clean and shiny. Figure...

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What should your child wear to a horse show?

What should your child wear to a horse show?

If your child plans to compete in an English horse show, what should she wear? (Read this article for tips on Western horse show attire.) Although several factors dictate the what-to-wear decision (including type/level of show, class, age of rider, and trainer preference), dressing your child for a horse show generally includes a few essentials, plus several nice-to-have accessories. Take a look: Boots. Depending on your child’s age, they will need either ankle-length paddock boots (usually black or brown and most appropriate when riding a pony) or knee-length tall boots (usually black) when they move up to a horse. (Hint: For...

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