TLH Annual Holiday Horses Parade!
With thanks to Cyndi from Living a Dream:
I’ll post ’em as they come in!
I bought a sparkly snowflake headband for Hudson (whoohahaha), as soon as it stops raining, he’s going to don it merry and bright.
Alice and I are going to take body clipping lessons from Bella on Sunday. Dinero and Hudson are going to get a trace clipped. Alice and I are going to share clipping duty on Hudson. It should be a blast, uneven, and very tiring. All in all, totally fun.
I tried to explain clipping a horse to Shaun. “Imagine clipping a car”, I said, trying to get across the enormity of a clip job. “Now imagine clipping a car that’s chatty, hungry, bored, antsy, has an itchy fender, and is certain you have food. That’s ‘body clipping’ in a nutshell.”
Bella offered to clip a design on him, if I drew one.
I’m still in revenge mode (for the kick).
“How about a heart on his butt?”, I said. Hudson is not a heart kind of guy. He’d be so embarrassed. Bella laughed, and said, “Sure! You draw it, I’ll clip it.”
That seemed more than enough, until Alice sent me this photo:
I could turn Hudson into an Appaloosa with a full blanket of hearts on his butt.
The cattle drive is next week. He’d have to be around all those macho roping horses with a butt full of hearts. I’d never have to worry about getting kicked again. Ever.
His last clipped-in decoration was a lightening bolt. Very manly.
I went to the craft store looking for a heart template. What big-box craft store doesn’t have a template of hearts for little girls? This one, apparently.
No way am I going to ask Bella to mow a blanket of hearts into his butt. If at all possible though, I will. I don’t care how many days it takes. The tricky part will be the clippers. I have massive body clippers that weigh more than my dog, and at the extreme opposite end, the teensy little AA-battery operated whisker clippers, with a 1″ head. My ordinary clippers bit the dust.
We’re clipping on Sunday, so if I spend tomorrow painting hearts on his butt (with horse body glitter) we should be in great shape to try…?
Trust me, you’ll know if it works!