World-Class Grooming for Horses
The English Rider's Complete Guide to Daily Care and Competition
When owning, training, riding, and showing horses, there is a certain 'look' to which one aspires. No one knows how to do all of this better than those working as 'professional grooms' for the world’s top riders and trainers. It is the responsibility of these elite experts to keep their four-legged charges happy, healthy, and primed for peak performance — in body and mind.
- The complete guide to daily care of keeping horses and preparing for competition.
- Written by two professional grooms at the top of their game.
- Everything you need to know with over 1200 photographs by Jessica Dailey.
- Includes techniques for wrapping legs, bandaging tails, adding quarter marks and polishing the metal on tack
Reviews for World-Class Grooming for Horses
It’s all there in one spiral-bound book, making it a great resource for experienced horsemen and novices alike, and it should be considered required reading for those looking into working student or groom positions. … Whether you’re looking for instructions on how to do hunter braids, wrap a leg properly, or adjust a figure-eight noseband, you can be sure Ford and Hill have done it thousands of times, and they’re eager to share their knowledge.
Chronicle of the Horse
In World-Class Grooming for Horses, we learn techniques for wrapping legs, bandaging tails, adding quarter marks, and polishing the metal on our bridles. But we also meet two conscientious and supremely motivated horse people who put the needs of the horse first in their own work, and do their best to show us how to do the same.
Silva Martin, US Dressage Team member
Emma Ford and Cat Hill have taken their careers as professional grooms to another level. The pride they take in their work and the skill they exhibit in both keeping horses at home and preparing them for competition are unparalleled. We can all learn from them and be better horsemen for it.
Phillip Dutton, 5-time Olympic equestrian with 2 Gold medals
World-class equestrian sports rely on excellent horse care and horsemanship. This comprehensive guide by two grooms at the top of the industry provides the foundation needed to create a quality horse care program.
Clark Shipley, professional groom