- Wash lamb with mild soap. Rinse completely.
- Clip lamb with clippers and fine blades from one to five days prior to showday. Note: one day is preferable, but some fairs do not allow the use of clippers at the fair.
- Clip total body, including head.
- Do not clip below knees and hocks.
- Trim feet 1 week prior to show.
- Trim long hairs covering the hooves even with the top of the hoof at the coronary band with scissors.
- Determine amount of fill of lambs. You may or may not need to feed hay the morning of the show.
- Don’t get your lambs out too early. They will get tired or bored and may misbehave when they are in the showring.
- Wear jeans and a colored polo or button shirt. Do not wear shorts, T-shirts, sandals, hats, caps, or inappropriate necklines. Follow your show’s guidelines.
- Prior to your class, watch the show and listen to the judge’s comments. This will help calm your nerves and give you an insight into showring procedures. It will also show you the movements that the judge is looking for.
- When your class is called, enter the showring confidently and follow the directions of the ring stewards. Be gracious and a good sport.