World Class Grooming Clinic
with Emma Ford
All Levels Welcome
Join Bayboro Equestrian and MRC for a day of on the ground training with Emma Ford, Groom to Olympic Rider Philip Dutton. She is also the author of World Class Grooming.
Get to know Emma, learn all the tricks that the pros use before competition and most importantly learn how to correctly care for your mount! Some of the potential topics are listed below. This is great for anyone wanting to know more about horse care, considering buying a horse or present horse owners! You will leave this clinic feeling like a more knowledgeable, aware and prepared equestrian.
- Stable Management- Compassion and what it means in the barn. Everyday training of your horse. Safety and efficiency go hand and hand. Farrier schedule. Vet schedule.
- Knowing your horse- Using your sense of touch. TPR. Understanding temperament of your horse. Signs of abnormal. First Aid.
- Taking care of manes and tails and coats- When to condition. Whether to pull, trim or cut. Correct Length for the occasion. Daily grooming techniques.
- Braiding- When to braid. What method. Materials and Technique. Tails and mud knots.
- Clipping- Why? When? How?. Style of clip. Prepping for clipping. Taking care of the clipped horse. Blanketing.
- Leg care- Boots/polo’s/leg protection. Bandaging. Why and how? What leg products to use and when. Icing of legs.
- Cooling out horses correctly- How to cool out in winter versus summer. How to take care of the tired horse, when to water, feed hay and grain. Understanding what TPR tells you about your horse and how to cool out accordingly. Cooling out an elderly or infirm horse. Using and applying Flair strips.
- Equipment- Correct fit of saddles, bridles and bits. Do you need new tack? Safety versus style. Taking good care of your tack. Using protective boots correctly.
- Trailering Practices- Trailer Safety. Loading tips/safety. Traveling protection for your horse. Showing out of a trailer. ICE.
- Show tips- Show prep. Coping at a one day show. Making your horse comfortable at a stay over. Fancy finishes, quarter marks, white socks, shiny coats. Studs: why, when, size, how.
This is a MRC and Bayboro Equestrian exclusive event! Enjoy your time with Emma and other MRC members at this truly special experience.
- Light breakfast
- Lunch with Emma
- Full day of learning!
Attire: Casual barn attire, comfortable footing
Location: Branchville, NJ