Turning him from this:
|Go to take a great conformation shot, horse closes his eyes. Of course.|
|Giving me the "why mom?" expression.|
Unfortunately, after reviewing the USEF rules on decorations, logos, and monograms, I decided to play it safe and remove the Guinness harp from Pig's flank. It's always a good idea to stay on the safe side of USEF rules. No one likes stupid eliminations. That meant my clip job had to be done last weekend, to let the inevitable clip lines (more on those below) even out a bit.
Normally, I clip Pig after drugging him, to avoid being kicked across the barn. This time, I was the one huffing the drugs (mostly steroid inhalers and Mucinex) and Pig was dancing around avoiding the clippers. With lots of patience, breathing breaks for me, and several people helping me distract the ticklish kid, I got it done.
|Clipping the ticklish parts first means he looks pretty moth eaten...|
|Those clip lines, doh...|
|"Hey Mom. You know what's painful? Being on stall rest when it's blustery and cold and you have boiling hot thoroughbred blood in your veins. Then some idiot decides to shave off your winter coat. Yeah. That's pain."|
|Have you met my stallion?|