The common them from the horses we clipped this week was the same as last week. They were not living their best life on clipping day. Clipping day does not fit in with their retirement agenda of doing whatever they want whenever they want. Most of them were reasonably well behaved, and some really appreciated getting rid of the hair. They all think the process of a bath, drying time and clipping takes an unacceptably long time.
Some of the horses we clip in the spring will only need their spring body clip. Others will need anywhere from one to several more body clips as we move through the summer months as they never stop growing hair. For now I'm celebrating the fact that I don't have to clip anyone for a few short weeks.
Apollo and Ricardo would never have let us catch them if they had known what was coming
bath time for Trigger and Apollo
Apollo was not interested in an after picture
King stared intently at his buddies out in the pasture during his bath . . .
. . . and during his clip
awkard after pictures are the norm when they never stop moving towards their pasture
Bruno being clipped
Cisco resigned himself to his clipping fate
George kept looking behind him at the barn doors, planning an escape . . .
. . . still planning his escape
Maisie, Cuffie, Lily and Calimba having a group chat as they waited for their baths
Gus and Cuffie provided each other moral support during their clips
the barn aisle was a mess
Lily looked pretty after her clip
Maisie giving me the stink eye for taking her picture instead of immediately returning her to her pasture
Toledo and Rocky grooming
Gus and Rubrico grazing, Toledo napping
Magic and Ripley
Thomas and Hemi grooming after breakfast
Dawn and Traveller
Charlotte and Missy
Jake, Calimba and Lily
Happy and Bear
Taco and Mick
Ascot and Quigly
Sushi and Squirrel
Homer and Revy
Baby and Levendi