Tips please? Am buying a havana in-hand bridle off ebay (the type with brass buckles) and a leather lead. Do I do the little plait behind the ear? If so, do I do it with ribbon? Its for a winter show held in a couple of weeks time. I want to look "correct". Because obviously the horses will all still have winter coats, nobody will look immaculate. Im planning to brush very well and wash his legs, tail and face - too cold to wash him all over. Do you think this'll be ok? He'll have a lycra neck cover on the night before to lay his mane.
Also when trotting up, is there anything they look for specifically for B's? I know that with D's you basically run as fast as possible as they're so dramatic but B's are more delicate?
Im used to showing a Welsh D under saddle so this is a little different!