Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Back At It

I missed riding this guy.

I think he missed me too.  Between our vacation, weather and some virus that had me wiped out, I hadn't ridden him in almost three weeks.  When I slipped off his halter and put his bridle on, he reached for the bit and then started walking towards the arena.  I had to remind him that he needs to wait for me.  We had a very comfortable, relaxed ride with an easy review of the basics. 

Afterwards we let the horses out to graze on the grass that had grown like wildfire while we were gone.

The horses are all shedding their winter coats like mad.  Flash was left standing ankle deep in fluffy fur balls after Brett went over him with the shedding blade.  They all love the shedding blade, it's pointy teeth must get the scritchy scratchy parts just right.  They sigh, they lean, they close their eyes and stretch.  Ahhh, bliss.


Doesn't Flash look great after his grooming session?

Compared to this hairy beast --

-- who gave me the forlorn hairy eyeball until I let him out to graze like the others.

I relented but I put him on the driveway side of the barn where the grass isn't as thick.  For just a little while.  Ya gotta live, right?

And he got a turn with the shedding blade later in the day.

10 comments:

  1. my two got the shedding blade and fly spray treatment tonight as they ate their dinners...

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  2. Things are lookin' good out there. So glad Jackson had a shot at the grass. That should not hurt him for a short period of time...he is doing so well. Boy, three weeks. You'll be busy now.

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  3. What a beautiful appaloosa, I bet that was an awesome ride. Mr Flash and Hairy Beast Grey are also quite lovely. I can't wait to start driving the ponies again. I sure hope Spring means less snow in New England ... barely see grass here. !

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  4. There's no place like home! Now back to work, Winston.

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  5. We've got a little bit of shedding going on, but it's still very cold here - not supposed to get out of the 30s through next week.

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  6. Bet it feels good to get back into routine for a while! Glad you are home safe and sound and rested.

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  7. Oh Annette, I know what you mean about the shedding! Our horses are losing pounds every time they are groomed. Wish it were that easy for me! Ha! :)

    Speaking of which...yes, you have to live, regardless of issues. Glad Jackson got some grazing time, he deserves some of that sweet grass too!

    Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers on Harley's behalf. I'm grateful.

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  8. My guys are shedding like mad now... I gave Aero a good scrub today & I think he enjoyed it!
    Flash is looking super :)

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  9. there's nothing like a shedding blade. The horses all look great and I'm glad that Jackson got a turn. :)

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  10. Be a while before mine get any shedding blade on them! Still snow!

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