Red's tail is going bald again.
He's rubbing it again and I'm going crazy!! Ahhh! It was looking SO. GOOD!! It's not as bad as it was, and I smothered it with MTG..I'm tempted to buy a tail guard by I've heard it mostly stunts the hair growth, anyone know anything about them?
Anywho, other than that, he looks great still..Skin-So-Soft fly spray isn't bothering him! Yayy!!! Plus it works just as good as my Endure spray I had been using before I cut the spray out.
Yesterday, we went to the barn twice, once in the morning-which I posted about-and then in the evening. We stayed out at the barn for a good 2 or 3 hours the second time because we let Spirit out with the others. :D Before I talk about that, I want to talk about Redman. ;)
When we got there, mom went up to go see if a fly mask that she "customized" fit, so I brought Red to the front to groom him out and give him a few cuddles. ;) I brought him out, fly sprayed him, then brushed him out and combed his tail/mane out really good and then put MTG on his random bald spots..On his tail, a place on his jawline where a wet halter rubbed, a small bald place on his butt where he scratched and a couple tiny bite marks from the other horses. Then, I randomly decided to measure him. I measured him a couple months ago when he was much skinnier and he was 15 HH even! I thought he seemed bigger, so I measured him again. Guess how tall he is???
15.2!! WOOT! He obviously hasn't GROWN, but his back has filled out so much and he's less scrawny..Two inches! We measured a good ten times that first time, and double checked this time. We even wrote his height down before. Craziness!
|Red: "I know I'm cute, but I'm kind of hungry and I want a treat out of that bucket in there!"|
Has anyone had a horse get taller after gaining a lot of muscle???
Anywho, we snuggled for awhile longer, took a few pictures and we both smelled like Skin-So-Soft and bacon grease afterwards...Stupid MTG.
After our grooming session, I put him back in the stall so he could have some dinner. John-the owner of the barn and of a colt named Raven!!-snuck some treat crumbs into his feed bucket...I think he has gained a friend forever in Red...
|"I know it's food time!!"|
After that, mom brought Spirit's bucket up to him and we sat around the front of the barn-well, I sat in Redman's stall for a couple minutes-and waited for everyone to finish. After that, we let everyone out, I cuddled with a mustang,
They just ate grass and occasionally looked up at the new guy.
Jericho, the second leader of the herd-also the mustang-who had given us the most trouble just walked away and went to the trails! Phew!!! Checked on Spirit this morning and he's fine! I don't even have any pictures to share because NOTHING. HAPPENED. They just sat around. And ate. Even CHIP did good!
|"grrrrrr...I'm the bratty Chipadoodle!"|
Hoping to ride this weekend. :) Will visit probably every day, though...