February 4, 2019

Spa Day

It was 65 and sunny on Sunday (yeah, four days after hitting record lows below zero - I can't figure it out either) so I took advantage and gave Connor his first spa day in months.

I've modified my tail routine since I last posted about it, and I'm really happy with it - I wish I'd taken a before picture, it was so gross!  I don't bag his tail, and I also don't wash it at all over the winter.  I was convinced it was going to be stained yellow but it came out pretty dang white:

I'll write up my new routine in a post sometime.  I also gave him his third and final clip.  I tried wet clipping for the first time, and it was fine, but I don't think I'll do it again.

It did turn out really, really nice though.  Especially for that being the third clip on these two sets of blades.

Bye bye disgusting guard hairs

He was clean, but even still gunk kept getting all over my clipper blades and the wet hair was harder to brush off him and me than dry hair is.  Some people swear by wet clipping, but I don't think I am one of those people - at least not for the third clip when the hair is super short.

I took a couple glamour shots just to commemorate the fact that he was clean for approximately two hours.

Just...sigh.  I wish it was like this all the time.

I also pulled his mane.  I am deadly serious about my "no mane pulling below 50 degrees" rule.  And equally as serious about pulling it the second it's warm enough.

Tryin' ta eat here, lady.

Then he got put out without a blanket for the first time since October.  YES it killed me to watch him roll immediately, but he was so happy.  Tails will wash, happy horses are more important.