Horse show hacks!

 

Horse shows can be great fun – if you have a plan and if things run smoothly (haha).  The most important “hack” is to give yourself more time than you think you will need. 

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Behold – some horse show hacks: 

 

 

  • Bring some colored grooming sprays with you to the show for brightening chrome before you head to the ring.

 

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  • Bring water from home OR have a tried and true method for enticing your horse to drink, like a touch of apple juice in his bucket.

 

  • Nylon pantyhose are GREAT for buffing a wicked shine onto leather boots. They are also great for wearing under your breeches if the weather is cold.

 

  • Grab some address stickers from the home improvement store to label buckets and trunks and stuff. This helps prevent theft and also makes sure you are not making dinner in the tack cleaning bucket.

 

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  • Start your packing with a list! You can find the ULTIMATE horse show packing list here, just ignore or mark out what you don’t need and pack the rest. This prevents you from forgetting your saddle or horse. It happens.

 

  • Bring along some white vinegar to rinse on your horse after a trip to the wash rack. This adds shine and helps remove any remaining suds if you shampoo while you are at the horse show.

 

  • Use some bailing twine as a sweat scraper. Saves space in your trunk and also is great over bony areas like hips and shoulders.

 

  • Use a large syringe (about 60cc) to rinse your horse’s mouth before you bridle. This prevents any mouth foam from being green or grainy. Green mouth foam will always land on the previously mentioned chrome.

 

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  • Bring about two feet of sturdy chain from the hardware store and a durable lock to secure your tack and grooming stall. Some stalls are just fine with a lock, some can only be chained, so bring both.

 

  • If the show will be muddy or rainy, bring a few bags of mulch to put outside of your horse’s stall. This helps prevent a puddle from forming outside of your horse’s stall.

 

  • Bring a laundry bag and a stain remover stick. Pre-treat any stains on your show clothes or horse gear, and toss in the laundry bag to keep it separated from clean things.

 

  • Stall chains make great blanket and boot and saddle pad storage/drying when tacked up to a stall wall.

 

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J.T. INTERNATIONAL Cleaning Hook
$9.65

Clean anything and store anything with this versatile hook. Easy to bring to horse shows, too!

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Plughz Horse Sound Off Ear Net
$54.99

If your horse can't hear it, it won't eat them.

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Dover Saddlery Fleece & Nylon Training Surcingle
$49.95

If you love options, this surcingle has a kabillion rings to pick from.

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Artificial Grass Turf Broom - Curved Bristle Broom
$28.99

This is the best broom for getting every last bit of shavings out of the barn aisle.

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Huntley Equestrian Deluxe Grooming Bag
$59.99

Keep all of your poops in a group with this handy tote.

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Dura-Tech Schneiders Deluxe Dura-Mesh Stall Guard
$94.99 $89.99

Let your horse have the best view with this spiffy stall guard!

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Centaur Stall Guard
$38.95

No escaping, please.

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Tech Equestrian Rain Sheet with Neck Cover | 1200Denier
$79.95

Keep your horse dry during bad weather, this rain sheet is also great for windy days.

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Sterilite 3 Drawer Mini Desktop Unit, Clear w/White Frame
$19.77 $10.79

Be sure to check the size. Don't want doll house size or marshmallow man size, either.

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Keter Storage Cabinet with Doors and Shelves
$179.99

Vertical storage is the best! No more digging through trunks.

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Bee Blanket Honey Heater, 5 gal Pail Heater with Cutout for Gate Valve
$161.48

Keep your horse's water and noms warm this winter.

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Apple AirTag 4 Pack
$99.00 $84.14
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Toolwiz Magnetic Sweeper with Wheels, 50 Lbs Capacity
$72.97

You will be amazed at what the ground will throw at ya.

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Thank you!

 

 

 

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PART ONE

PART TWO

PART THREE

PART FOUR

PART FIVE

PART SIX

PART SEVEN – DOLLAR STORE EDITION

PART EIGHT – WINTER EDITION

PART TEN – COLD WEATHER BARN CHORE EDITION

PART ELEVEN

PART TWELVE

PART THIRTEEN – HARDWARE STORE EDITION

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