Sunday, September 20, 2015

Spa Day




I said I’d be back in September and although a little late I made it with time to spare.  Yesterday all seven horses took advantage of the menu below:

 SPA RULES
MENU AND PRICING

MANE AND TAIL WASH – FREE
BURR REMOVAL – FREE
TOTAL BATH AND CURRY – FREE
UDDER CLEANING – FREE
SHEATH CLEANING – FREE
(Please deposit all beans in bucket, as Gunnar will eat anything disgusting!)
SOAKING BATHERS/GROOMERS THOROUGHLY – OPTIONAL
(They took full advantage of this option)
FRESHLY PICKED APPLE – FREE TO ANYONE AFTER TREATMENT, PROVIDED THERE ARE NO
SHENANIGANS IN THE WASH STALL
(I’m happy to report all were well behaved and enjoyed apples after their spa treatment)

There hasn’t been much going on riding wise as I’ve been busy with other farm work. The weather throughout August was so hot and humid that neither the horses nor I felt like riding and dealing with the temperatures or the bugs.  I think the weather is on the turn to the cooler side now and plan on riding a lot more.  Autumn is my favorite season and I think the horses enjoy it too.  They seem to like the cooler nights because they’ve opted to stay out instead of coming in for dinner most of this past week.

Until next time
Quote for Today
Grooming: the process by which the dirt on the horse is transferred to the groom.

22 comments:

  1. Glad you're back and agree completely about autumn - can't wait for that first frost that puts a crimp in the style of the (innumerable) flies and mosquitos.

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    1. Thanks it's good to be back. I'm looking forward to the first frost too.

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  2. Welcome back! Glad everyone enjoyed spa day and earned their apple. I enjoy your photos, you have the prettiest place.

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    1. Thanks! They did like their apples more than their baths.

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    2. Yay! So glad you're back and with cooler temps. I love that gorgeous photo of the entire herd!! We're on a similar track here. It's getting cooler but the huge horseflies are still around so by the time my leg heals enough to ride, they should be history for this summer. :)

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    3. I hope your leg is healing quickly and you will be in the saddle soon.

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  3. I'm right there with you. It's been a too long summer!

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    1. I said I wasn't going to complain about the heat after last winter but I couldn't do it. The summer was brutal.

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  4. Glad you're back :D Your farm is horse heaven for sure!!

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    1. Thanks CFS! I'm looking forward to your next post on how you and Val are doing?

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  5. August was horrific here. So happy that temperatures are decent now. Welcome back. :-)

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    1. It was awful here too. Temps in the 90's with humidity about the same. Glad it's over.

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  6. And how many people took how long to do all that? You are one great Mom!

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    1. It was just me and my daughter. I guess it took a few hours even though we had a sort of assembly line system.

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  7. Your horses are living like kings! Welcome back!! Autumn is magical. I want to be in the saddle every second of it!! Happy trails!!

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  8. We all love this weather! Wish it could be year round, that would be perfect.

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  9. I know when you're in it, such hot, humid weather is icky but for those of us for whom summer was but a fleeting dream ... ;) But, seriously, glad to hear it's becoming more manageable.

    Your spa day sounds divine - if I were a horse, know where I'd want to be! Gunnar eating disgusting stuff - the dog world will be so proud ;) The picture is beautiful, like a 'wish-you-were-here' postcard, thanks for sharing :) xx

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    1. I'm sure the dog world is very proud of Gunnar. If it's disgusting you can count on him to be munching on it!

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  10. Glad to see you back! Your pasture looks so green and lush for this time of year. Ours is dead and nipped to the bare dirt, but we're having a bit of rain so things should green up soon. Your horse's spa day sounds lovely...so much so, I'm a little bit envious. :) After this amazingly hot and dry summer that started back in like, April - I too, am overjoyed at the beginning of Autumn!! Hope to do some more riding on this end too.

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    1. I'm loving the cooler temps! I hope we both get some riding in.

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