I had some other fun things waiting for me, when we returned home. Emi's photo and information was published in Flying Changes, a Northwest Sport Horse magazine. That was a fun surprise.
Then I had also received the key chain she won in the Equine Legal Solutions cute foal contest.
In other cool Emi news, a Cardi son, Winterlake Tristan did awesome at the National Pony Dressage Cup in Kentucky. He was Champion at 4th level, Reserve Champion for 3rd level and the musical freestyle, and he was Champion overall for welsh ponies and cobs. Pretty neat!
Today he got a bath and a very small tail trim. I also hacked on his mane. It doesn't look very good yet, but I'm hoping a week or two and it will look better. I've given up pulling it because he doesn't like it and I don't like doing it. But...that leaves me with the issue of what to do with his mane. I think he's a lot cuter with it short so I don't want to just let it grow. Plus, in the winter when he rolls, it gets full of mud and I hate dealing with that. I roached it last winter and thought it turned out cute, but I'm just not sure about doing it again. It wasn't my favorite look right after I cut it, but partially grown out I thought it was very cute on him and was so low maintenance. Anyway, today I decided to play around with the scissors and thinning shears. I think I cut too much with the scissors before using the thinning ones...but at least it's short now. I may still end up roaching it but we'll see.
|Grazing on the yard while he dried|