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Old Flames Rekindled

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 her

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Calima mid-bath with Norman still by her side

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Calimba rinsed and done, Norman still standing by

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Calimba in progress

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Calimba after

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Bruno in progress

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Bruno after

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George in progress

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George after

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Wilson in progress

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Wilson after

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Remmy asking me, “MUST WE DO THIS??”

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Baner with an after pose

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Remmy and Baner took off frantically running to their friend Hesse upon their return to the pasture

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Hemi, Apollo and Levendi

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Baby and Revy

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Rip, Grand and Elfin

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Traveller and Norman

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Rocky, Johnny and Toledo

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Johnny and Digby

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Quigly and Happy

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Cocomo, George and Donneur

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Nemo and Taco

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Silver

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Bruno and Alfie grooming

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Taylor and Merlin being playful

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Havana and Art grooming

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Cino

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