We spent the last few days having our second round of body clipping. We did the first round in late May, and ended up clipping around 25 horses. Round two was a lot easier since we “only” clipped ten horses this time. My shoulders had barely recovered from round one, and they’ve let me know that ten horses was plenty for round two. As always, the horses we are having to clip have PPID/cushing’s, and they never stop growing hair. Some horses we clip once during the season, others up to four, it varies from horse to horse. It can also differ from year to year with each horse. Sometimes we end up clipping a horse more often, and sometimes we end up clipping a horse less often. We treat each horse as an individual so that they each get what they need. We’ll move on to round three of body clipping in the near future.

Gus being clipped

Gus looked nice after his clip

Maisie and Lily kept each other company while they were clipped

Lily checking out all of the hair that had been clipped off of her

Bruno being clipped

Bruno after his clip

Norman and Cuffie kept each other company while they were clipped

King hates being clipped so we drove a generator out into the pasture and let him eat while he was clipped in the pasture with his buddies. Talk about delivering customized service.

As always, Sparky the donkey had the most hair to be clipped off and stood the most still

Sparky heading back to the pasture after his clip

We can always count on Sebastian to stand quietly while being clipped

Hemi, Grand and Rip (Vinnie hidden behind them)

Apollo

Cuffie and Traveller

Cisco and Ricardo

Maggie and Charlotte

Taco and B-Rad

Digby and Quigly

Convey and Trigger

Penny and Maggie

Taylor and Alfie

Merlin, Duesy and Art

Sport, Cody and Remmy were having a 3-way horseplay session

Cody and Remmy kept it going for awhile

Bruno and Renny

Cinnamon and Dawn

Digby and Paramount

Norman and Maggie

life is good for Vinnie

Maisie and Lily

Innes and Sabrina

Indy and Sam

Maggie and Calimba

Homer and Revy

Remmy and Merlin

Baner, Havana, Art and Renny