Saturday, 8 August 2009

Life is like a trumpet...

Pic.above: The result of today's make over I gave to one of the horses. Bushy mane pulling, tail trimming, whiskers off (yard's way of turning out), ears trimming, lots of washing liquid, face wash, Johnson's baby oil-ed muzzle & nostrils (he loved that!), feet scrubbed and washed, hooves oiled (black on fore hooves, natural on hinds') and a thorough groom. After all this I thought he deserved a photo :)
I did have help with this but we ended up having hose fight and our turn out could be summarised: soggy and well foamed!
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Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it.
William Christopher Handy
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Lovely, sunny day with some really nice clients. It was rather quiet what with people going away on holidays but that let us catch up with a lot of yard work and making the horses look all fantastic.
It's the part of horse ownership I really miss - playing around with massive sponges and trimmers and grooming kits. I don't miss 5am starts, mucking out and late winter nights doing evening chores though ;)

Right, I have to polish off the Academy info for the meeting on Monday! Thinking, thinking, thinking.
I am also going to have a lesson on Hamlet, can't wait! It will be me sweating and working hard for a change which my riders might be pleased to hear ;)

But first, full day teaching tomorrow.
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