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Grooming To Win: How to Groom, Trim, Braid and Prepare Your Horse for Show - Susan Harris

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horse groomingSusan Harris has found the way to take a good book and make it better when it comes to horse grooming. She's done it by updating Grooming to Win, the definitive reference on the subject, to include current show-ring standards and breed requirements as well as other changes that have taken place since the book was first published in 1977. Now there is a new Western chapter and a chapter on dressage and the Sport Horse, to mention but two of the most notable additions. Extensive new information is given on the following topics:

  • Conditioning and developing show horses
  • Health care, feeding, leg care, bandaging and massage
  • Safety in handling, grooming and clipping the difficult horse
  • Techniques and products for show grooming, braiding, clipping and trimming
  • Show presentation details for all breeds and disciplines.

This second edition has grooming charts that highlight correct show trim/braiding by breed, discipline and division for quick reference. In all, a book that George Morris recommends "to those sincere students of riding who want to make a comprehensive study of being a horseman.

Grooming To Win: How to Groom, Trim, Braid and Prepare Your Horse for Show - Review

This is one of the best books that I've found that explains grooming your horse step by step - not only for the show ring, but for everyday maintenance. Ms. Harris details breed protocols for the show ring (good news for the novice showman!). Did you know that it is considered bad form to braid the hunter on the left side of the neck, and vice versa for western pleasure horses? From achieving that showring bloom to step by step braiding guides, this book is a must for any competitive horseman's book collection!

The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library; many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses.

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