Full Clip Thoughts

How do I feel about having Connor full-clipped, now that I have finally done it for the first time?

Is it because I squeal with delight a little bit every time I see how cute he looks hairless?

SQUEEEEEEEEE!

Is it because grooming him takes four seconds flat?

Is it because he was clearly more comfortable and willing to work during our ride?

Is it because choosing appropriate blankets during the bipolar Indiana autumn is actually easier?

Is it because I didn't realize how much I hated currying inch-and-a-half-thick wet horse hair until I didn't have to do it anymore?

Is it because I'm not getting home from lessons at 10:30pm on a work night?


Dressage llama, pre-ride.  Don't worry, I don't ride with my billets sticking out like that.

It's all of the above.  I love it.  You (and my trainer) were all so right.  Bring on the winter workload and off-season Dressage shows, we're ready now!

17 comments:

  1. OMG! Yes full clip is quite simply amazing. Especially in your case with the pony hair. Also, keep meaning to comment on this but then don't soooooo…..

    Huge congrats to your husband on the new job! And even bigger congrats to you for keeping it all together - I would have been a basket case.

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    1. Thank you! I had my moments, but we made it work. I'm thrilled to have it over and hoping we make it through a full show season this year!

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  2. Once you full clip you can't go back. It's a whole new wonderful winter world. It makes things so much smoother!

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    1. Yeah, anything to make this rotten season better at the barn is okay by me. Are you getting cold like we are this weekend? I had to buy footwarmers!

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  3. He is so cute! I knew you wouldnt regret it. I totally agree with easier to blanket too!

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    1. I didn't expect that, but it's really true. They just have to have a blanket, no guessing, and are even okay in a light up to like 60 degrees, which is about the warmest it gets here from late October on.

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  4. Yessssss. So. Much. Better. I can't even imagine having that much hair to deal with.

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    1. I thought about you, I knew you'd be so proud of me. Now to acquire a set of Listers like you've got and the transformation will be complete...

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  5. clippy clippy clippy!! he looks fab! :)

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    1. Thank you, so does Henry! Love that clip!

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  6. He looks so good! I am looking forward to Riva being clipped soon.

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    1. It's a good feeling to have it done, and she looks so pretty clipped - I feel like it really makes the dramatic paint colors contrast even more.

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  7. Clipping = amazing! And he does look quite dashing in his dapples!!

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