I have written in the past about the pony wars, where the mares stake their claim on a pony and fall madly in love. The central player in many of the pony wars has been Norman. Norman is quite the ladies man and has romanced almost all of the mares at some point over the years. Calimba in particular has always loved Norman. Calimba and Norman were in an off and on relationship for a long time. Calimba was ready for it to always be on. Norman would call things off the second she hinted at moving in together or, even worse, getting engaged. Eventually Calimba seemed to accept that Norman was never going to take things to the next level and they agreed to be friends.

I did not realize that Calimba and Norman had rekindled their flame until a few days ago. I needed to clip Calimba so I caught her and led her away from the other horses in the pasture to bathe her. Calimba of course started calling to her group as soon as we were a few feet away. To my surprise Norman was the one that answered her. He followed us over to where I bathed Calimba and voluntarily stayed by her side through her entire bath. Calimba would occasionally look at Norman and nicker, and he would answer her.

Undoubtedly Calimba has her hopes up that this time will finally be the time that Norman commits. I hope she still has her copy of He’s Just Not That In To You that the other mares gave her a few years ago. She’s going to need it.

In another news we’ve body clipped a long list of horses over the last 2.5 weeks and I think the first round of clipping of 2018 might be over. I’ve got my eye on a couple of horses, but I don’t think clipping will be needed in their immediate future. I am never sad to see the spring body clipping marathon come to an end.

Calimba making sure Norman was with herimg_6853-800x600

Calima mid-bath with Norman still by her sideimg_6855-800x600

Calimba rinsed and done, Norman still standing byimg_6856-800x600

Calimba in progressimg_6890-800x600

Calimba afterimg_6895-800x600

Bruno in progressimg_6561-800x600

Bruno afterimg_6570-800x600

George in progressimg_6563-800x600

George afterimg_6564-800x600

Wilson in progressimg_6612-800x600

Wilson afterimg_6617-800x600

Remmy asking me, “MUST WE DO THIS??”img_6868-800x600

Baner with an after poseimg_6871-800x600

Remmy and Baner took off frantically running to their friend Hesse upon their return to the pastureimg_6882-800x600

Hemi, Apollo and Levendiimg_6423-800x600

Baby and Revyimg_6425-800x600

Rip, Grand and Elfinimg_6432-800x582

Traveller and Normanimg_6545-800x600

Rocky, Johnny and Toledoimg_6600-800x600

Johnny and Digbyimg_6749-800x600

Quigly and Happyimg_6752-800x580

Cocomo, George and Donneurimg_6774-800x600

Nemo and Tacoimg_6808-800x600

Silverimg_6819-800x600

Bruno and Alfie groomingimg_6829-800x600

Taylor and Merlin being playfulimg_6840-800x600

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Havana and Art groomingimg_6842-800x600

Cinoimg_6851-800x600