- Jun 9, 2018
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The mini named Little Miss Muffet
Came right down off of her tuffet
A show is on its way
And for her big day
Miss Muffet cannot look like a tuffet!
I was afraid that there wouldn’t be any shows this year because of the covid, but there will be one this Sunday! Coady is making a lot of progress and I don’t want to put him through a show and chance setting him back (if things go as I’m hoping, he might have a big life change within the next few months so I don’t want to unsettle him any sooner than that. That’s info for another post!), so I’m taking Rosie! Truth be told she’s really not trained enough to be shown yet, though she is doing small obstacle courses well at home. However, she doesn’t know how to sidepass yet, so if there is a sidepass in the course then I’ll just enter her in Mini Halter. The main reason to take her will be so that she can experience the show atmosphere. Rosie has never actually been in an arena before either, so this will be a big learning experience for her! That’s another reason to only enter her in Mini Halter instead of trying to do the obstacles as well. I don’t want to put any pressure on her to perform since I’ll be throwing so many new things at her. Halter is a relatively simple class at our local shows. If we make it in and out of the arena alive I’ll count it as a victory . No matter what, we’re going to go and have a good time! I’m going to do whatever I can to make it a safe, fun and educational experience for her.
Here’s some photos of Rosie after her clip!
This one was after I clipped her little face, which she was surprisingly good for! I was so proud of her! I knew she was cute, but I didn’t realize the pretty face that was hiding under all the fluff!
Here’s a full body shot after clipping and her bath! I think we were both glad at this point that it was all over. I didn’t want to bath her twice as I had bathed her before clipping, but the poor little thing chewed a spot on her chest raw after I clipped her last time so I wanted to wash off the clipper oil and the little hairs.
Here she was in her stall tonight after she dried! (I know her stall looks small in the picture, but it’s 4x12. Depending on how things go with the other horses, she may get a 12x12 of her own. She likes her little spot though because it has a gate instead of a door and she can see the whole aisleway!
On a side note; to those who clip, how long can you clip before your blade gets hot? Rosie is a petite 30” girl and I couldn’t believe how many times I had to stop because the blade was hot. I clipped her about a month and a half ago to get the winter woolies off of her body so other than her legs she wasn’t even that fluffy! I was using Oster Kool Lube and the clippers could still only run a few minutes (maybe 5?) before the blade was freakishly hot. I used a brand new #7 blade on her body and a brand new #10 on her legs (I used a set of cordless dog clippers on her face...she did NOT like the cord of the others near her face. The dog clippers ran a long time before they got warm.) so the blades were nice and sharp.