The word burns in my mind. When I was about 14, my mom bought me my own set of Andis clippers to clip my pony. Romeo was never bad about clipping (except ears) so I never thought it was so bad. Then I met Johnny. Unlike Romeo, who secretly loves the vibrating clippers, Johnny does not like them. Now for the most part, he is great. Until I get to his legs and head, which are super fun for both of us. NOT. I don't really like to sedate him because he is a really bad drunk. He is such a light weight even a pony sized dose will knock him out.
Now, usually I manage. I think to myself: "Okay, Reagan, it's only one horse. You can do this. You are only going to hairy for a couple days." But now that I am showing BOTH horses towards the end of October and beginning of November...am I going to have to clip Romeo AND Johnny? I might just die. I have nightmares after clipping about looking like this afterwards:
|Well...except in black and white hair (minus the horns and tail too...)|
Ughh, *shudder*. It makes me itchy just thinking about it. So, I'm wondering, what about a partial clip for Romeo? Are eventers allowed to do this and compete like that? Like a trace clip or something. Johnny has to have the full monty, unfortunately.
I will say it looks nice when it's done, but I hate the slow grueling process of making everything look nice and leaving no lines. We will see. Maybe I won't have to...but my horses sure are fuzzy.