Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cool bath in the heat

I gave both the boys a nice cool shower today and tied them up on my new high up hitching rings. They are soooooo much better - they cannot accidentally get tangled in the rope with their legs. Maraschino has only pulled back three times... one was a whirlwind going through the arena at Royal Oak and the other two after he had been pawing and got his leg over the rope and then panicked.

So I tied him up yesterday for about 80 minutes while I brushed him, combed his tail and put hoof polish on, washed his face and combed all the knots out of his mane. Well tangles really. I went from Garbo to him in turns so they had a nice relaxing time tied up safely (learning patience) in the shade.

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