Whether you dabble in dressage, show off in the show ring, go eventing or jump for joy, we’re sharing our top tips to ensure that you and your horse both shine in the competition arena this summer!
If You Look Great, You Feel Great.
Taking time to ensure your competition outfit fits well, is clean and tidy and that your horse is well groomed and presented might not win you higher marks in the jump off or in the dressage arena, but it will make you feel proud and confident. And that’s bound to have a positive impact on your performance under saddle.
Practice Makes Perfect
The age old saying that practice makes perfect really does apply! From creating the perfect plaits through to working through combination jump sequences at home so that you’re ready to tackle any challenge competition day brings will help you feel prepared for anything.
Correct feeding and daily grooming will help bring out a gorgeous bloom to your horse’s coat and ensure you get noticed. Our brushes are ergonomically designed, incorporating intelligent bristle technology , so not only are they comfortable to hold and use, but the science in the bristles generates results. Grooming your horse is essential not just for shows but all-round well-being.
Ensure that you check your kit thoroughly before every outing, especially if you have ‘show’ tack and clothing that is only ever used for competitions. Wear and tear that might go unnoticed after a lengthy competition day when packing away could easily spoil your next outing.
Learn From The Pro’s
Take advice from top professional riders – whether it’s viewing a demo, a YouTube video, watching them in the warm-up or taking the opportunity to talk to them at a show, you can learn a huge amount from their wealth of experience. With Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Royal Windsor Horse Show this month, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to be inspired and learn from the best!
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