This weekend Stinker was having a case of the can'ts. Relaxing was way too much for me to expect. Walking was sporadic at best. Right bend was cause for a meltdown. So I got some mediocre work at best and gave up. Instead he got a spa day.
I finally gave him a bath. It took two scrubbings before he finally stoped turning all the soap brown. His very yellow/brown socks ended up pretty white. Not quite as good as I wanted but he still has skinned up spots from the kicking incidence so I didn't want to really scrub them.
I finally got around to trimming his tail (it was dragging on the ground) and his feathers. I didn't bother with a bridle path because bonnets. Also because his forelock is stupid short and needs all the help it can get.
Then I got my saddle and girth cleaned and conditioned. So they are all shiny and prepped for the show this weekend. I swear my horse knows to always forget how to horse right before a show. Regardless of his mental state we will at least have a fabulous outfit to match our fabulous meltdown.