Monday, May 15, 2017

When You Just Can't

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.

18 comments:

  1. You guys will look great even if there are some difficulties along the way. Good luck!

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  2. Sometimes you just need a spa day and tack cleaning session to help everyone unwind right before a show. I think you guys will be great!

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    1. Maybe I managed to scrub the tension away (probably not but a girl can dream)

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  3. Ooh I just did a lot of the spa stuff too, tho I just washed legs (the better to see the multitude of dings ugh). And I did do the bridle path bc damn Charlie's got a lotta hair! There's something so satisfying about trimming away feathers and tidying up the tail tho! Hopefully Stinker will remember how to be fancy horse now - maybe he's gotta feel fancy to be fancy?!?

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    1. Fingers crossed that he is feeling fancy then :)

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  4. Best thing about chestnuts is that they don't show dirt! Just scrub the white bits and have fun! ;)

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    1. So many people ask me how I keep him so clean. I don't think "He matches the dirt." is the answer they are looking for.

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  5. Sometimes bathing and cleaning tack is just good for the soul.

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  6. Good luck at the show this weekend!

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  7. Good luck this weekend! I know the judge doesn't mark on turnout, but I always feel like taking the time to look good gives ME extra confidence and I ride better :)

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    1. If we are going to be a hot mess we will look good doing it ;)

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  8. You guys will do awesome at the show!

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