What are your must-have products for a shine that’s sure to impress everyone at the jog? – Amanda R. from Shawnee, KS
Presenting a well-turned-out horse at a CCI jog is one of the things a groom takes great pride in. Having a healthy horse from the inside is 98% part of a shining coat, so good nutrition is key.
When it comes to grooming the day-of, here are a few of my favorite products that I use to finish the look for the jog strip:
After the final bath, I spray their coats with Cowboy Magic Super Body Shine then use a towel to dry them off. I also use this product in tails. Remember to put on a tail wrap whilst the tail is still wet encouraging hairs to stay flat.
Whilst drying, I braid, putting in more braids than I would normally for a horse trials. I then make sure the bridle is clean, the bit rings and all buckles get polished with Simichrome. I like plain black bridles for the jog. I remove the flash to provide a cleaner look.
Half an hour prior to jog time, I fully groom the horse and then put on his bridle. Feet get picked out. Any white socks, I dampen with a sponge and then rub baby powder into them to have them looking extra white. Don’t over wet the hair otherwise the powder will clump…. This might be obvious but do this prior to putting on hoof polish!!!
Good luck, and have a great ride!