My big focus this weekend was to start really grooming my hairy beasts. They've been a bit neglected the past three-four weeks, so it was time to get some work done! Saturday Fred and Copper got a good first pass with the shedding blade. No pictures, but trust me when I say a LOT of hair was set free. And on Sunday, all three got major grooming and shedding.
Copper got his mane trimmed - he looks silly, but his mane was down to his shoulders and is very heavy. So, first step is to hack off a few inches, then I'll thin and condition it a bit. I leave his forelock because 1) it is hilarious, 2) I think it helps keep the bugs out of his eyes and 3) he looks like a kid with a bowl cut when I trim it. lol He gets a little snack of vitamins/minerals and teeny bit of hemp oil while the big guys have their grain. It is always a struggle to keep his weight down when he is out with the big guys.
Spencer was up next. He would rather not be groomed, if he had the choice. He is such a grump sometimes...lol I took a few pounds (it seemed!) of hair off him, so it has to feel better. Next grooming session will involve a mane trim and maybe a bridle path if I'm feeling fancy. I've been trying a bunch of different shedding tools over the years and I can't say that I find a huge difference with any of them.
|He is very interested in my hubby and the dog just outside of the barn...|
I then turned them back out and they rolled in the mud. lol Of course they did. Fred and Copper then decided to play bitey-face, but saw me watching so stopped.