It's too cold to hose and his hair would look terribly, plus then he'd have buildup and it is almost impossible to keep hair on this guy to begin with. The funk on his back cannons has started clearing up, but then a different kind of funk started on the back of his hind legs. Ack! There is no winning a sensitivity battle with a red tb, folks.
Yesterday, it was finally time. I busted out the big clippers (and the little clippers) and went to town. My original plan was to do a body clip and leave his legs and head to help him stay warm and maybe keep some weight on.
And then I started looking at his hind leg funk. And that stuff that always accumulates in the thick hair in a horse's forehead.
And I went, "FTS". (Um... "screw it" for the rest of you.)
Oooooh boy. Probably took me an hour just to do his legs.
By the end, he just wanted me to leave and I thought we needed some time apart.
However, he looked pretty darned good. I'd like to do some cleanup on his face (almost didn't post this picture, but it's the best body shot). Otherwise, he looks most ok.
|Racuna thinks you need to go away|
At least, as ok as a non-drugged uber-sensitive hothouse flower can look after a go round with the big clippers.
He also debuted his sexy new winter blanket--chocolate and cream, obvs. He has a liner blanket, a neck cover, this blanket... lots of food. He'll be plenty warm and maybe, maybe I can finally get a handle of some of this weird skin stuff.
|Feed this starving pony|