Being trawling through past thread about Best Turned Out classes as we may do one for the 1st time in two weeks at a local showing show but just want to make sure I understand everything...
For BTO, do you have to walk/trot and canter and then individual show OR is it only walking around and then you line up to be examined?
I've emailed the show organizer to see if I can ride side saddle but my habit is navy blue, do I need a blue helmet, all I have is a black Charles Owen Fiona?
For a Thoroughbred, what browband do I use? I have a fancy magenta pink velvet ribbon browband with rosettes at the side or just stick to my plain old havana brown raised leather one (all my bridle matches).
Does it matter which bit I ride in as long as it is sparkling clean? I have a KK loose ring snaffle with Aurigan mouth that I normally ride Hattie in but also have a KK pelham as well that she doesn't mind either (she goes better in the loose ring though as the pelham doens't have an Aurigan mouth).
Can you use a numnah as long as it's discreet (I have a brown side saddle one but I'll need to trim my anti-slip gel pad so it's hidden under it)?
I've reads that you have to oil the chestnuts, under the hooves, baby oil on the dock, nostrils, no soap residue anywhere on the tack, wipe underneath your riding boots.
Any other tips for a newbie? I know I need to buy a tie pin from somewhere!!