Sunday, 5 June 2011

Racing Stripes

Today Brennan had his first date with the clippers. Initially we had hoped to use Karen's lovely quiet cordless Laube set but for some reason the new blades would not seat into the handpiece so we had to go to plan two and use her other set which are quite a bit noisier. Brennan was very good although decided, when the clippers got too close to his ears, that he did not really like that and would like to exit stage left, please. No drama tho, we got pretty much the rest of him done and will address the final touches tomorrow!

Once clipped, we whizzed over to Becky's so he could have a workout in her arena. Wires must have been crossed somewhere along the line because another float with a pony on board turned into her driveway literally in front of us. Pony was a mare too, of course! Anyway, we decided it would be good for him to have to 'share' his sandpit and, after explaining to other people that he was a stallion, we set forth and tacked up and took him down to the arena.

Karen said he was quite hard work today - I think he was pretty tired after a couple of hours standing in the shed concentrating on ensuring that the clippers did not eat him alive. He still did some nice work so all was not lost. He and Karen have a lesson tomorrow afternoon so hopefully they will have a great session.

Apparently, now that Karen has seen the photos, we will be removing the rest of his body hair tomorrow so, sorry Brennan, you are going to be a very naked pony!!

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