We went along to see how she prepares both herself and her horse before the show.
Danielle rode in the Ridden Open Small Hunter Class and explained the importance of her horse wearing a double bridle to conform with the class. To try and make him more comfortable on the day she tends to introduce the bridle on numerous occasions leading up to the show.
Danielle felt the judge of the Hunters Class was looking for good substance, type and confirmation in a well mannered horse. The conformation is important to the judge and she thought he was after a good fore-leg, nice flat bone, a good stamp of a horse with a good shoulder.
As well as the horse looking class appropriate the rider also has to be wearing the correct attire. The Hunters Class requires riders to wear tweed, which is what Danielle wore, paired with a straight top boot with a garter strap and spurs.
She believes in the best for her horse, which is why she feeds Blue Chip Original. The feed balancer covers the overall condition and health of the horse, making sure he’s always in tip top condition.
She also found the Blue Chip Instant Calmers, which come in delicious Apple and Carrot flavours, particularly effective.
Danielle thought AppleCalm and CarrotCalm were very good, especially for the young horses, as it takes the anxiousness away. They are easy to use at shows and a great last minute fix if a horse needs a little something to help it settle.
Watch the interview with Danielle below
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