Synopses & Reviews
The Classic Equestrian Grooming Guide, now Completely Udated
Grooming to Win: How to Groom, Trim, Braid, and Prepare Your Horse for Show is the definitive book on grooming your horse to catch the judge's eye. Extensively revised to reflect today's practices, the Third Edition features over 400 detailed, two-color line drawings that illustrate every aspect of grooming. A practical, hands-on reference, it:
Brings all information in line with current practices and requirements
Covers conditioning, daily care, tools and supplies, and grooming for shows
Features new chapters on blanketing, newly popular breeds, and the latest show ring clothing styles
Covers all disciplines
Includes trimming styles by type and event as well as by breed
The spiral binding lays flat so it's easy for you to follow along step by step. Complete with helpful lists and checklists, this is the must-have reference for anyone who grooms horses for show.
The classic, lavishly illustrated guide to grooming for the show ring, now updated and spiral-bound
A perennial bestseller, Grooming to Win is a must-have reference for competitors in every equestrian discipline and sport. Illustrated throughout with 400 beautiful two-color line drawings, this extensively revised edition features new chapters on blanketing, newly popular breeds, and new show ring clothing styles for the rider as well as updates throughout that reflect the current practices and requirements in every discipline.
Susan E. Harris (Courtland, NY) is a renowned clinician, riding instructor, author, and artist. Harris wrote and illustrated Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement (978-0-87605-955-5), the three U.S. Pony Club Manuals of Horsemanship, and U.S. Pony Club guides to longeing, bandaging, and conformation.
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.
Previous ed.: New York: Howell Book House, 1991.
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.