Friday, January 16, 2015

Trimmed Up

Today's weather was gorgeous out! I thought it was supposed to be rainy for the next few days, but when I got to the barn the sun was shining so I couldn't resist getting the horses outside. I lunged both of the horses in the roundpen and then went for a spin on Misty in the indoor (where it wasn't quite so muddy).

I really need to stop riding bareback or at the very least, bareback without a pad. It huuurts. Misty has lost all her summer chunkiness so I can feel her spine and add hard stops and turns to the mix and I really need some cushioning down there.



She looks a little less homeless without all that hair. Now I just need to wash that mane...


I finally charged up my clippers and attacked some of the wooliness that was happening. Both girls got their bridlepaths, chins, fetlocks and whiskers cleaned up. I also clipped their white socks because I just like how it looks so I did Jetta's one back sock and Misty's two front socks. What a difference!

Before
After

Of course the only bad part about the day was that I forgot Jetta's bridle at home. I really wanted to ride her, but of course since I've been keeping all the bridles in my closet to keep off the mold, I need to actually remember the bridle. Sigh. So that was depressing, but Jetta's been a touch foot sore since her trim so I guess it's not all that bad, giving her time to recover. Though hopefully the Keratex treatment today helped. I swear that stuff is magical.

I don't think she's disappointed about not being ridden

6 comments:

  1. For mold, try wiping down with a 1:10 ammonia:water mixture. Should help.

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  2. I swear by Keratex too! The mud shield powder IS magical. I'm convinced.
    Love the white sock clips- good idea!

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  3. I do love a good clip. :-) Nice job.

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  4. I loooooooooove a freshly clipped white sock!

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  5. those legs look great! bummer about the forgotten bridle tho

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