Exhibit A from yesterday:
|Sad, neglected pony...|
So instead of riding, I spent some time trying to trim up her mane. It's super thick up at the top of her neck, and she has that darn cowlick right in the middle of her neck, so making it look nice when it's short is tough without banding. I still think I might try the Nair method to see if I can remove little pieces of mane without having to yank it out. It needs a good bath before that can happen, though.
So here's what I ended up with when I was done:
|I love a short mane... it really shows off her pretty neck!|
Next I got out the clippers and worked on her bridle path and the area around her ears. She always get "super fuzz" around her forelock too, so I removed that as well. Goat hairs were removed from under her face, so was the permanently stained yak hair around her fetlocks, and the whiskers around her chin. She looks like a new mare!!
By the way, I have a pair of Wahl Stable Pro clippers that an ex-boyfriend got me for my 16th birthday. I'll be celebrating number 32 this year, so these clippers have been around for a while! Each new year I figure will be the year they die and I have to have a memorial service, but they just keep on trucking. I won't know what to do when they finally stop working.