Tips From An Auction Expert On How To Get That Show-Ring Shine

With show season about to begin in earnest, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine recently interviewed two Thoroughbred grooms for their tips and tricks on how to get horses show- or sales-ring ready.

A few key takeaways that could translate to the show horse world:

  • Consistently wash white legs to keep them from staining, but don’t bathe the horse’s entire body with soap too often or you risk stripping away the coat’s natural oils. If it’s too cold to bathe, hot toweling is key to lifting grime off coats.
  • White coats are harder to make shine than bays or chestnuts, so baby powder can be used liberally to get coats blindingly white. This powder is also helpful in making white face and leg markings pop.
  • Human hair gel and mineral oil can tame unruly manes and a proper brushing technique (from the bottom up) can detangle tails.
  • Hooves must be cleaned before they’re polished
  • A fleece car wash mitt can offer the finishing touches on a horse’s coat

Click here to read additional tips and tools necessary to make horses shine.

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