I had also planned to ride Blue this weekend but decided against it. Did you ever have a horse look you straight in the eye and right then you knew it wasn’t going to be a good day for either of you? Well, if you have, you know what I mean. Blue seemed really tired and not into it so I let it be. After we had this shared psychic communication we decided on a thorough grooming session instead.
After de-burring his forelock, mane and tail I went to work with the currycomb. Poor Blue is covered in scabs under his jaw and chest and up high on his inner back legs. He has always had terrible reactions to ticks and we’ve had a thriving tick population lately. I’m attributing it to the warmer temperatures. I’ve been picking those blood-bloated bodies off all the horses lately, but they like Blue the best for some reason.
I’m happy that I have horses that like to be groomed. Mr. Blue loves to be groomed and could stand for hours soaking up the attention. After his brushing I went to work on him with the vacuum. I’ve never seen a horse practically fall asleep on the cross ties while being vacuumed but then again we’re talking about Blue here. He’s definitely different. Blue could hardly keep his eyes opened and I’d venture a guess he was a little disappointed when I turned the vacuum off and he was done. The only saving grace was his apple reward afterwards.
For anyone thinking of getting a vacuum I would recommend it and go so far as to say it’s one of the best investments we ever made. Especially, with the winter months approaching and limited bathing opportunities. We have the Electro Groom.
Until next time
Quote for Today
On the first day god said let there be horses ... on the second day he painted them!