When it comes to showing I’m all about convenience. I’d like to say that I stay calm, cool and collected (no pun intended), but in reality I’m usually a mess! By the time I make it to the ring my horse is dusty/muddy with green stains, not to mention the dirt on my boots and tack. Hardly the pretty picture I’d like to present to the judges. A personal groom would be nice, but for now having my
husband assistant carry a full grooming kit is not an option. In a pinch, store bought wipes can work but these are a great, natural alternative.
Homemade Grooming Wipes Recipe
3/4 cup Distilled water
1/4 cup Witch Hazel
1 tsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
Essential Oils (optional, but a nice touch. I like Lavender’s natural calming effect and Peppermint is invigorating for early morning classes)
Directions: Combine ingredients and mix. Fill a separate small container or ziplock bag with several cloths, rags or extra-strong paper towels and pour in liquid. You want to add enough that the cloths are moist, but not dripping wet. Mix well and keep them stored in the bag/container. Use to remove dirt,dust, mud, sweat and tears! For more ideas see 10 Uses for Baby Wipes at the Barn.
What’s your show ring grooming secret?