I was so stoked that it didn’t rain Friday I left work early and rushed to the barn! I hadn’t ridden in 4 days (since last Sunday) due to non-stop rain this week. It’s weeks like this which really make me appreciate my horse so much. He can sit for days or weeks and I can still get on and have the same horse that I always have. It is definitely something I treasure in my horses as I watch friends who are too scared to get on their horses after a few days off without lunging first.
I also decided on Friday to spontaneously clip my horse. I knew I was going to clip him eventually… so what better time than the present. Thank goodness, he is perfect to clip, he stands like a statue the entire time.
Here are the results:
I went with a low trace clip, which is what I did last year. It’s enough that he doesn’t get too sweaty but there is enough hair left that I don’t have to worry about him getting cold or chilled when we are hacking out or hunting.
It also took me a lot less time than last year, I must be getting better! Figuring out the lines and making sure both sides are even is usually what takes me the most time.
Now I want to reflect on one of my favorite things about this time of year- blankets and neck covers!
It is such a huge time saver keeping my horse fully blanketed. His body stays so clean and smooth and only needs a quick brush before we ride. No dried mud on my boy!