Yup, we. Because I got just as wet as Shyloh. But no matter, it was 80*!
So Shy got her first bath of the year and at this barn. The set up is completely different from the old barn. . .we have to bathe outside and there are no cross ties, posts, or anything to attach to a horse to prevent them from running away. Which means I have to hold Shy and do all things that make up giving a horse a bath.
I was prepared for this to be quite a difficult task. First off, since Shy willingly stands out in rain with no problem and since she willingly goes in giant puddles and splashes around with no problem, I was expecting a problem giving the involuntary bath.
Once again, I was pleasantly surprised by the pony. She really didn't care. I started spraying at her feet to get her used to the water, then worked my way all over. Aside from Shy wanting to eat grass, I could spray, lather, rinse, and repeat without even holding the lead rope!
Shy even let me get her head, which was an issue last year. As long as the water doesn't spray in her ears, she was very cooperative. Shy even took some drinks from the hose!
As our usual post bath ritual, I took her to graze a bit and dry in the sun.
Then I braided her tail up. It is getting so long!
By the time I was done, it was dinner time. I took Shy back in her pasture. Of course, she was not completely dry so she rolled.
|She has to get every last inch of her covered in sand|
I knew it was coming, so I couldn't be mad.
There is a new horse out there and Shy has wasted no time letting him know who is boss. She won't let him come past this log. . .
|Traveller. . .staying to his Shyloh designated area.|
If he tries, she runs him away. I mean runs. . .I have never seen her move so fast! Bossy mare! I watched the horses work out their eating situation and get settled before I left.
|No soup for you!!|
I never thought I would hear myself say that I can't wait for Sunday and I can't wait to be in Ohio! Clinic day!!