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Show Day Routine

What is your show day routine? Your ride in the show ring has so much more to do with the structure and routine around the ride than most even realize.

What do I mean by routine? These are the actions that you take for your horse and yourself to enhance wellbeing, relaxation, performance, and mental clarity.


Examples of actions for the horse:
  • Hand Walking

  • Longing

  • Feeding time

  • Feeding stomach buffers (Alfalfa, Purina Outlast, UlcerGuard, etc.)

  • Feeding mash

  • Therapeutic routines such as Bemer or Revitavet

  • Massage

  • Stall Cleaning

  • Grooming

  • Muscle warming with blankets

  • Icing legs after a ride

  • Grazing

  • Manually stretching the legs and tail/back

  • Theraplate

  • Would love to read some of your routines in the comments below!



Examples of actions for the rider:
  • Test Visualizations

  • Test Study

  • Foam Rolling

  • Fascia Release

  • Massage

  • Test walking

  • Mindful Breathing

  • Stretching

  • Human Bemer Treatments

  • Protein Consumption

  • Dynamic body warmup routine

  • Tell me about your routine work for yourself as the rider in the comments below



It takes time to develop a routine, but make sure to make notes of what works for you and what doesn't (Even down to the timing of your meals). A successful routine is the corner stone to a successful ride.


Tell us about your routine in the comments! Cannot wait to hear the brilliant ideas you all have come up with.


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