Which is to say, not much. After the show, Foster got a whopping 5 days off as a mini vacation for both of us. We returned to work this past Friday, and man oh man, is the pony ever lazy. 4 rides later, and he is still not going anywhere fast.
Two possible theories on why he developed a case of the slows:
1) The weather has been changing from the 80s to the 60s and pony doesn’t like it
2) Pony decided to start a winter coat during his vacation and is hot (but why isn’t he sweating more?)
In any case, I’m hoping Foster gets back to his less-than-lazy self, and give me and my poor calves a break. I do not enjoy pony-club-kicking, and I’m too old for that.
To help things along, I’ll be giving him a Bib clip sometime in the next week. Our next show is two weeks away, and if the past is any indicator, then that weekend it will decide to be 10 degrees warmer than usual, and I want to be prepared. Then depending on what the weather looks like in November, pony will probably get a body clip and I’ll decide whether or not to shave his legs off at that time.
Bring on the clippers!
Am I weird that I love looking at clipped horses? I hate clipping, but love how they look clipped.
I kind of love clipping, for whatever reason. Clipping paints in particular is oh so fun.. because the colors! I do agree though, I love the way bays and chestnuts in particular look when clipped!
maybe he thought that after 5 days he was retired??? in any case, hoping the clipping does the trick !
Haha, that must be it! Sorry, buddy!