Lee McKeever

Five-Step Post-Competition Horse Care

Posted: January 2017
Length: 04:06
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Watch professional groom Lee McKeever, who manages horses for Olympic show jumper McLain Ward, discuss five steps for proper post-competition horse care.

About This Video

Professional groom Lee McKeever, who manages horses for Olympic show jumper McLain Ward, walks you through cooling your horse after competition, assessing your horse’s condition, and checking your horse’s legs. 

To learn more about the sport of show jumping, please visit the United States Hunter Jumper Association and US Equestrian’s jumping page.  

Key Principles:

  • The 15-Minute Cool Down Walk
  • Assessing and Washing Your Horse
  • Leg Care
  • Poultice or Liniment
  • Packing Feet

About The Expert

Lee McKeever
Professional Groom and Competition Horse Manager

Lee McKeever has worked for Olympic gold medal-winning show jumper McLain Ward for more than two decades and is based at Ward’s Castle Hill Farm in Brewster, N.Y., where McKeever’s wife Erica also works. The McKeevers manage Ward’s show jumping barn. For more about Castle Hill Farm, please visit McLain Ward's website.