I've been trying to figure out what to do about clipping this year - my horses live out half to two thirds of the day all winter, I ride primarily outside, buuuuuuut trainerB's arena is SO SO SO insulated that last winter once we started hauling up to the new place, Ruby would be DRENCHED in sweat after lessons. I figured I would need to get more aggressive with my clips, and had every intention of hiring it out. But suddenly it was 85 degrees on a random Wednesday in November so I just.... Went for it 🤷♀️ I took off work a few hours early, headed home, and bathed/clipped both girls in about 3.5 hours (with lots of breaks because my back is not up to crawling around under horses clipping bellies lol).
|Fuzzy and annoyed|
|"Will cookies be involved?"|
|I... Did not account enough time for drying lol.|
|It was breezy and nice so we ended up air drying|
|It also gave me a little time to decompress and read a little bit - it's been a week at work already |
|This year I opted for a fairly basic blanket clip - the duct tape helps keep me honest on lines, I can't draw a straight line with a ruler.|
|I also am... Not great at clipping 🤣 even Ruby was embarrassed by the amount of track marks.|
|Got one side done|
|And then the other! It's a 10' job 🤣|
|Then it was Emmy's turn.|
|About three strips in I was like ... Huh, I wonder if she has ever been body clipped? No idea.|
|But as expected, she was perfect. Because she's EMMY ♥️|
|These goons ♥️|
So... it doesn't look great, but it's done! So hopefully they're both more comfortable this winter and I have less hair to try to keep clean lol.