So I had the pleasure of unloading a pallet of pine bedding today alone with a migraine. Yuck. Then I cleaned the 2 messy stalls and bedded back the 2 empty ones for porkchop and fatass when they come home in only a day!!! I miss only having 2 stalls and they aren't even home yet! They will be on limited turn out too so that they don't get mega fat.
And let me tell you, doing anything with a puppy underfoot is a pain in the tukas. Chews on the pitch fork. Chews on pine pellets. Chews on Twisters grain dish. Bites Twister and eats the grain out of his dish. Runs off with scissors. Is it after new years yet???? Ranger needs to go back to doggie day care pronto!
And I figured while I was spending all evening in the barn I might as well give Curtis some much needed TLC. He looks like a fat scruffy muddy wild mule. Mane allow over. Mohawk bridle path. Nasty wind knotted tail. Well I got all these mud off and slapped a blanketed on that shit. Then used about a half galleon of Show Sheen in his mane and tail to comb it out. But now both mane and tail are braided. Mane has to be trained to stay on the off side. Drives me nuts to have a horse with the mane on the wrong side! He looks good now in though! Well...ok I lied. He's still a pudgy little TB. But I figure he can get another 2 weeks off then it's back to work and slim down. Ain't nobody winning any stakes looking like the pillsberry doughhorse.
Not that Twister isn't a little rollypolly too but not as much and I don't mind Twister to have a little more to love because if the temp drops like it did during the polar vortex lasting year, Twister will drop pounds and look starved in no time. Fat is better. Curtis didn't even blink during there polar vortex let alone lose a pound.
And on a final note: rubber band wrappers should have a disclaimer written on them:: this package may crinkle causing you to be mauled as you are mistaken for having mints. For real. Curtis was chasing me all over his stall and Twister kept leaning over to look in and make sure he wasn't missing out on anything. Silly ponies.
|the BEFORE picture. was too dark for a clean, braided pony pic|
Show sheen is a life saver in the winter!ReplyDelete
My other magic trick for wind knots is to use Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum. I buy it for my own hair and every now and then it makes it's way to the barn and let me tell you, it works magic! Our racehorses at the track have their own bottle of it and they have the best looking tails there!Delete
sounds like a good day for Curtis!! i'm itching to do a deep clean on the ponykins too... but then i look around at all the surrounding mud and just give up lolReplyDelete
that's why i just leave blankets on as much as possible. i am far too lazy to be scraping mud off all the timeDelete
puppies in the barn is work thats for sure!ReplyDelete
he thinks he's being helpful. he just doesn't understand why i don't want him on top of my feet lolDelete