“Y no cookies??!” About a week ago, Colter’s owner approached me and offered to sell me the big, goofy horse. I sort of stared at him and said something about it depending on the price. Which it does. In a major way. See, while Colter…
Month: April 2013
|Wild and woolly and full of fleas; ain’t never been curried below the knees.|
|Gina sulking about being tied up.|
I gave her a thorough currying and pulled off enough hair for at least three sweaters with my shedding comb. I have a wide-toothed metal comb that I usually comb manes and tails with; I like it because the teeth don’t break off. I combed Gina’s mane. It was full of dandruff and mud. Merely combing it caused giant handfuls of the stuff to pull out.
|“Are we done now? Where are the cookies?”|
Brushing it made it look about a hundred times better. I went ahead and pulled it (somehow snapping my metal pulling comb in half in the process). Gina was pretty laid-back about the whole thing, but was starting to get sick of me yanking on her hair by time I got close to her head. I finished up and left her bridle path alone since I couldn’t find the barn clippers or a sharp pair of scissors.
|Sulky pony is sulky.|
Lacking anything else to do, I reluctantly turned my attention to The Tail. If you’ll remember, Moe’s tail was in pretty terrible shape when I retrieved him to Tennessee last year. Gina’s tail was worse. She has a super-long, super-thick tail, which was in a wad of tangles roughly the size of a cantaloupe. I don’t have a great picture of it, as it was just a rats’ nest mess which was nearly impossible to isolate. Armed with my trusty comb and a fresh bottle of Vetrolin, I attacked. And attacked and attacked and attacked. For an hour. And eventually, I triumphed over the tail! Hooray!
|Back to being a princess pony.|
Around that time, Anne and the farrier arrived. My farrier (who is possibly the fastest farrier in the world) squeezed in a trim on Gina while Anne was wrangling some of the barn owner’s horses that were due for a trim. He commented that Gina’s hooves look fine despite not being trimmed in like…four months. I was relieved, as they were looking pretty rough before he got a hold of them. Now Princess Pony is ready to return to action!