BREAKTHROUGH

SHOWGROOMING

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BREAKTHROUGH

SHOWGROOMING

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This book covers all the details of grooming horses in preparation for showing. A section is devoted to specific breeds and their correct appearance in the ring. A large number of breeds are covered, from Arabians to Paso Finos. The book has been recently revised to bring readers the latest information on showmanship for all disciplines. Charlene Strickland, a well-known equestrian book author, including "Tack Buyer's Guide," collaborated with AHSA judges Linda Allen and Jim Baker in writing and compiling this new edition.

The authors have included chapters on body enhancements, such as neck sweats, foal grooming and tail grooming, to name a few, to assure that the horse, as well as the rider, are always properly turned out. Another book on this topic that focuses more on the health, welfare and conditioning of the horse, in addition to proper and professional show ring etiquette is "Grooming to Win" by Susan Harris. Although Strickland's book is thorough and detailed, Harris' book has more depth to it. Compare the two before you make your decision.

(T.B.) HIGHLIGHTS - General Techniques: daily cleaning, bathing, mane grooming, tail grooming, clipping techniques, hook beauty, etc. - Specialized turnout for show: quarter horse, color breeds, hunters, jumpers, dressage and sport horses, combined training, American saddlebreds, Morgans, etc. - Attire: Western, hunt seat and saddle seat - Show strategy: showing grooming management, show day The Revised edition of Charlene Strickland's best selling guide is loaded with expert tips and advice on how to win in the show ring.

It is well organized into four sections that include: GENERAL TECHNIQUES (basic tools, bathing, mane & tail grooming, clipping techniques (both trims & body), maintaining coat & skin, hoof beauty, body enhancements and foal grooming. SPECIALIZED TURNOUT FOR SHOWS: (subcategorized into specific breeds, Quarter horses, Pintos & Paints, Morgans, Arabians, Saddlebreds, Paso Finos, Peruvian Pasos and Ponies. ATTIRE: Western , Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat SHOW STRATEGY: Show Grooming Management, Show Day.

Another extra bonus is that after each technique is described, the author gives the reader an alternate method. Each section is nicely illustrated for easy application. You will find many "how to's" for catching and keeping the judge's attention, along with secrets from professionals on how to win in the show ring. This book will provide the reader with the tools to compete with the winning edge.

Remember this book is a collaboration of professional’s insights to their specific breed. This compiled knowledge will enhance any level of competitor with insight to show grooming. See also the edition of this book which comes with handy check-list show cards. Item #0195


BOOK: Paperback
PAGES: 302 Pages
Pub Date: 1993
List Price: 19.95
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 158