Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Must be Cold in Austria Right Now
Janow grows a mighty fur coat. He has since he was four, probably sooner. He starts to grow hair and people always say he is predicting a cold winter. Yes, he is. "Winter in Austria will be very cold this year."
Without any clip, he stands in his stall and sweats. He hates it, and he doesn't dry before sunset. It gets colder at night.
He gets a clip. Usually an Irish trim, and then a second one in early December. This year he got a trace clip. I'm hoping he will not need another.
Denise did it for me and we took photos so she can advertise her clipping at Indian Hill. It came out pretty good.
I got to the barn early to wash him. Dirty salty hair dulls clipper blades, so it helps if he is clean. Then I walked him around until he was dry. No rolling! I hate washing horses and with Janow's endorsement I usually abstain. What more could a white horse ask for than someone who doesn't wash horses? In spite of our lack of practice, a bath in the warm water wash rack went OK.
Surprise! Freckles underneath.
It wasn't a barrel of monkeys, but it wasn't a bad day either.