I’d post pictures but…..I’ve never clipped a horse before. I’ll post pictures in a week or two when things even out……..hahaha
I just clipped the undersides of her face, neck, and belly. She was perfect for it, didn’t have a single complaint. I crawled all over her underside, sat comfortable right in plain kicking country along her sides, poking at her with a weird noisy buzzing machine. She napped the whole way through.
Is this a crazy, hopeless, irreparable horse?
These days you’d never know there was ever anything unusual about her. FINALLY she seems to not be interested in crow hopping at the canter and her control issues at the canter are finally very manageable and on their way out (though I haven’t had the time I’d like to have to ride). With those issues working themselves out I’ve finally had the time and energy to work on her neck reining and she’s doing near perfect at it- imagine this, even when she really, really wants to go the other way. She avoids kicking at flies with a leg I’m near, she hasn’t pulled back in months, she’s ready and eager to do anything I ask.
It absolutely blows my mind that anybody thought this horse was never going to be safe or good for anything. I wish I had the knowledge and resources to do more with her, because she would give her all at anything I pointed her little nose at. A horse like her, with so much energy and spirit and sheer, unbridled will, can make such an incredible partner if you just take the time to get through to her and get her on your side. Imagine that energy she spends evading you or throwing a hard kick or a buck- imagine that passion going around the barrels or over fences or after a cow. You can achieve that- but it does take the work.
At the end of the day…I’m so proud of my little girl. She’s come so far, she’s matured, she’s come into herself and become so much more confident. She’s perfect….but she’s always been perfect.
..And her mane is at about 2 1/2’ long now :)