Jess Errington, eventer Harry Meade’s head girl, shares her tips for transforming your mud monster into a horse who’s competition ring ready
EVEN THOUGH IT’S winter, you’ve made the decision to treat yourself to a spot of competing at a local venue. Or maybe you’ve booked a lesson or allocated an hour to take your horse for a hack with friends. You’re excited… The day arrives and you can’t wait. Then, as you greet your horse at his field gate, reality sets in. He’s covered head to toe in mud, even under his rug (how does he do that?) and his mane and tail are sporting dreadlocks any Bob Marley fan would be proud of. Cue horrified staring at said horse and panicked grooming kit rummaging — you didn’t leave enough time for this. There’s nothing for it, this situation calls for professional help. Turnout 999: what’s your emergency? These steps willhelp!
How muddy is this! Stay calm and follow Jess’ steps to success