Showing

Welcome to the showing section at Basic-Horse-Care.com! Here you’ll find advice on preparing your horse for showing including plaiting your horse’s mane for dressage and how to clean your tack. Please choose a showing topic below for more information…

Cleaning Tack

Cleaning Tack

If you work on some yards they will make you clean a horses tack every day. In my world I simply don’t have time to do this. I tend to clean mine if I...
Dressage

Dressage

Loads of riding centres hold dressage competitions these days. You can either go affiliated or unaffiliated. If you go affiliated your judge has to have...
Dressage Plaits

Dressage Plaits

What you need : Plaiting elastic bands in a suitable colour for your horses mane and the discipline you are using them for. A short toothed pulling...
In Hand Showing

In Hand Showing

There are loads of in hand classes. Some riding clubs just have basic sections such as horse or pony, others have everything from young stock, to veteran,...
Loading A Horse On A Trailer

Loading A Horse On A Trailer

Oh our horses and ponies do like to try us at times, but if you want to get out and about, inevitably they have to learn how to load. These are my tips. When...
Plaiting a Tail For Dressage

Plaiting a Tail For Dressage

You can only do this on your horse if you haven’t pulled or clipped the top of your horses tail – ie it’s fully grown. Start at the top of the tail ...
Ridden Showing

Ridden Showing

As with in hand showing there are loads of ridden showing classes. Some riding clubs just have basic sections such as horse or pony, others have everything...

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