The weekend before last was a long one for us. All day Saturday was spent at the Arabian horse show. We were working the jump crew and for anyone who seen the Gamblers Choice, yep, that was me that caught the horse when it got up after the crash. I have been trying to find video on YouTube for those who didn't see it. Everyone was ok, although it was a little hairy for a few tense moments while the horse was stuck up against the wall. The video below shows a few of the riders, but not the crash itself.
Sunday was another long day. We headed out early to pick up a friend of ours Ahna, who had come down for the show and take her to the airport. We had lunch, she left for her flight and then we had a few hours to kill... So we headed out to Bass Pro Shops to wander around. That was good for two hours. Now what?
We headed to the park and let the girls run around a bit. They played on the swings, went down the slides and wore themselves out a bit. It was good for them to stretch their legs and ours too trying to keep up. Then it was back to the airport again. This time for coffee and to meet a fellow blogger a few of you may know- Fern Valley and family.
Hey, look who I found! They had a couple hours layover in Phoenix and she had sent their flight info so we could meet them on their way back from a well deserved vacation. It was great getting to meet you guys and I'm glad we could finally hook up!
This past weekend I was able to get a bit more caught up and actually get a couple pics of our old mare Berry.
She has been shedding and the hair is falling out, but not all the way off. So she has acquired a rather matted look to her coat. Here I had already hosed off her left side and the hair literally flew off of her at times.
She is so not amused!
It took about a half hour to hose off both sides and help her shed out what was coming off. Then I turned her loose and of course-
all the way over, getting good and dirty again!
Then she took off running around like crazy. Not bad for being close to 30 years old! She still gets around like nobodies business.
When it warms up enough, I like to hose them off instead of using a shedding blade. If there is any mud matting the hair together- it is softened by the water and more likely to come off that way. Using a shedding blade- the hair is pulled out, mud or not. The dead hair has already lost it's luster, but if it is still clumped to the hair that hasn't come loose yet, pulling on it can hurt. Especially in the areas which may be more sensitive, like the flanks, girth area, etc. I will most likely give her another week or two. If she still is a hairy mess- I'm getting out the clippers! Of course I will try to get pictures and maybe video of the process.