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Smooth Chips Patrick, point earner in five events, competing at the Saskatoon Paint Horse Show. He was washed very carefully (a white horse such as Patrick can honestly take twice as long as a dark coloured horse), he has had his mane thinned and banded, and he is wearing a tail extension. This is the appearance that judges expect in the show pen. It is hard work to keep a horse such as Patrick clean, but when he is bathed he looks very sharp. Photo by Danelle Wright.