Cino had the honors of kicking off my annual body clipping marathon yesterday. Since I’ve never clipped him before I didn’t know what to expect. Actually, since he’s pretty perfect about most things I was expecting him to be polite and cooperative and that was exactly what I got. It was a nice way to start the body clipping extravaganza.
I almost made myself cry when I realized I had written down 18 horses on my clipping list. Basically all of the PPID/Cushing’s horses. Jason took note of my emotional state and I am most excited to now have some excellent help lined up to help with bathing, clipping and general grooming.
Today I clipped Gus. As I was scrubbing his tail with Quic Silver I started counting up in my head how many grey horses I was going to need to clip. I realized that I had 9 greys on my clip list, exactly half of the clippees. Good thing I bought a couple of gallon refills of the Quic Silver. I generally don’t use it on their bodies as I think it can be kind of harsh, but I do try to Quic Silver out at least some of the brown color from their tails.
When I’m not with the dentist, farrier or vet over the next 2 to 3 weeks you can find me bathing and clipping horses.
Cino looking unhappy about his multiple baths, or maybe he doesn’t like having a purple tail while it is lathered in Quic Silver
Cino mid clip
Are we done yet? Getting closer, Cino.
Gus was body clip number two. Innocently grazing while he dries some after his baths.
Gus all clipped and ready to rejoin his friends
Oskar and Walon
Roho and River
Flyer and Lofty
Sam and Lighty
Duesy and Merlin hanging out
Hesse and Bruno