Calm, Forward, Straight

Calm, Forward, Straight

Sunday, February 6, 2011

At the barn #34 - Today was spa day (and I saw the first fly!)

Val was curried and brushed within an inch of his life. No bath yet, not warm enough, though I was tempted, looking at his less than white coat. He also got mane and tail haircuts + hoof treatment. Finishing touch was having his bridle path and muzzle clipped - well over an hour in the cross ties - which he was a perfect gentleman for.


Spa Day



Too soon for hair biscuits!


Tickly


Banged


How about you and me go out for some grass :)

18 comments:

Wolfie said...

He looks very handsome! You saw the first fly???? Yikes!!

Barbara said...

I love having a spa day. You know winter has been bad when we get excited about a fly.

Sarah said...

He is just gorgeous! What a good boy, standing for so long...such a gem:) I can't wait for spring to get the winter off of both of us:) I have my Cowboy Magic shampoo all ready to go:)

Carol said...

He is soooo pretty! What a handsome boy he is. I hope Rogo turns out to be even close to this handsome as he matures. Looks like Val's shedding quite a bit already.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Val is one handsome guy. The first fly! Wow, even though I don't like them I guess that's a sign spring is on the way.

Cheryl Ann said...

He's a beautiful boy!!! I have a gray OTTB, "Quad". He LOVES to have a bath!!!! First fly? Oh, gosh, NO!!! :-(

Annette said...

You did a super fabulous job on spa day! I'm especially impressed with how nicely you banged his tail. I can't ever get it that even.

Shannon said...

I hate flies, but I will join you in your excitement over seeing one. I would probably do a happy dance if I saw one right now!

Val looks quite spiffy! All ready for show season!

billie said...

We love spa days here, although ours are not quite as involved since we don't clip at all. Val looks terrific!

We get flies hatching out periodically when we have two days of warm days/nights in a row, no matter the season, but it's the first carpenter bee that really tells me spring is near! Although last year we had a few very early ones who got nipped by a late freeze.

I am so so so ready for spring!

Muddy K said...

Envies... We're a ways out from spa weather yet, and my mares are hanging on to their coat. I love shedding them out, love it, and your pix make me jealous. What a lovely boy he is.

allhorsestuff said...

Val looks great! Hope the hand grazing was relaxing for you both! I keep looking for grass to go walk to, but have not really found much yet.

I too(laughed at your title) "Heard" the first fly yesterday!I kept looking for it, very annoyed...but really, I should be happy it has warmed so much!

Looking forward to hair waffles too!

Jessie McCandless said...

So cute--my horses get "spa days" too. He looks good! I always tell them I wish I could get this kind of treatment LOL.

I had to laugh at the "hair biscuits." I've never heard that before!!

BrazenKing said...
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BrazenKing said...

What about mane pulling???

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Everyone-

Thanks for all the compliments about Val's handsomeness. We better rein it in though, as his already not petite head won't fit into his halter any longer... or his run in lol :)

Brazen King-

I hear you, mane pulling snob!! I trimmed Val's mane - quite a bit actually - but it was after I took that last picture. ;)

Dom said...

I love banged tails and adore the curry comb shaped hair that comes off horses on spa days <3

horseypants said...

Why are there leaves on the trees? Where are you (generally)?

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Jessie-

allhorsestuff calls them "hair waffles" which is even better :)

horseypants-

We have a lot of Live Oaks here - they don't drop their leaves until late spring. We're located in the southeast, at the beach.

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