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

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

by Susan E. Harris

Hardcover(3rd ed.)

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This is the definitive book on grooming your horse to catch the judge’s eye. It features over 400 detailed drawings illustrating every aspect of grooming. Completely updated, it details current practices and requirements and covers conditioning, daily care, tools and supplies, and grooming for shows. New chapters discuss blanketing, newly popular breeds, and the latest show ring clothing styles. A must-have reference, it covers all disciplines and includes trimming styles by type and event as well as by breed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620456774
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/18/1991
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Susan E. Harris is an internationally known clinician, riding teacher, author, and artist. She appears regularly at horse expos in the U.S. and abroad. She has taught all seats and styles of riding, and has trained, shown, and prepared horses and riders for competition in many equestrian disciplines. She is the author and illustrator of Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement, Grooming to Win (both previous editions), the three United States Pony Club Manuals of Horsemanship, and three other USPC guides (all Howell Book House).

Table of Contents



1 Horse Management: Conditioning to Win.

2 Skin and Hair Care.

3 Grooming and Daily Care.

4 Grooming Tools and Supplies.

5 Mane and Tail Care.

6 Bathing, Bandaging, and Other Procedures.

7 Trimming and Clipping.

8 Blankets and Horse Clothing.

9 Final Touches.

10 The Show Hunter.

11 Sport Horses: Turnout for Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Driving.

12 The Western Show Horse.

13 The Pleasure and Versatility Breeds.

14 Other Breeds.

15 The Saddlebred,Walking Horse, Parade Horse and Other Set-Tail Horses.

16 Grooming at Horse Shows.

APPENDIX I: Trimming Styles by Type And Event.

APPENDIX II: Trimming Styles by Breed.


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