Our Holiday Horse Parade goes visiting today! Go see Aarene at Haiku Farm for the full joy of the season.
Hair today and gone…maybe next Tuesday? Please? Hang on, let me clean my glasses. Whew, glad it wasn’t hair on the screen. I am SO itchy.
We body clipped. Bella clipped Dinero, and Alice and I traded off clipping Hudson: in my case to learn to clip, and in Alice’s case, to practice.
Bella showed me how to adjust my massive 900 lb Heineger body clippers (gift from a friend who swore she was never, ever, clipping a horse again), how much pressure to apply, and other details. Once I got “it’s like waxing, you have to stretch the skin”, I did better swaths. Hudson didn’t move a hoof. I did three nice long swaths up his neck before my body clippers went: chunka chunka chunka. I fervently hoped I was doing something wrong. (My mid-size clippers died a permanant death last week.)
I handed them over to Bella: she shook her head, and turned them off.
Great. I now have a partially bald horse, and 2 dead clippers. The remaining pair would be appropriate for body clipping an elderly hamster. Note clipper size in relation to the AA battery pictured:
I open my mouth to wail. Before any sound can come out, Bella hands me her second pair of body clippers, and her second pair of medium size clippers. Note to self: try to keep awe in control, and file “backups are good” in brain.