Guest Post: Preparing Your Horse for Shows

We’re right in the thick of equestrian show season, with many horse owners busy preparing their animals for the big day out. Preparation begins weeks in advance of a show, as the horse will need to be drilled in the

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Braiding and decorating the mane of a shire horse

Hi! I admire some people’s patience when it comes to heavy braiding! In some cultures there are events where heavy decoration is the norm. I watched this video of a lady braiding the mane of a shire horse for an

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The equestrian grooming tools and how to use them

I opened the BHS complete Training Manual for Stage 1 stored on my Kindle to learn about the instruments that are necessary to groom a horse. So, it’s called “gooming kit” and it includes the following: All grooming instruments must

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Enquiry: Why do we braid manes and tails?

Braiding is a major issue and a crucial activity in the world of equestrianism, as I have assumed from the countless videos I have watched online And I regret to admit that I don’t like the result at all. I prefer

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The beauty challenge: grooming a friesian horse!

All creatures have the right to beauty and horses are no exception, especially when they participate in shows. We want them clean, shiny and impressive at special occasions. Besides, it is also a matter of hygiene, preventing funghi and bacteria.

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