Monday, May 11, 2009

Photography is definitely not my thing....



I took my camera tonight to take a picture of Denali's new hair cut. I can't even say that my
camera has no photo viewer. It does, I know exactly what they look like, but I know that I can't do much better. Yikes! The poor thing. She knows how they turn out, that's why she has started to close her eyes and stick her tongue out. That's what I guess anyway...

She is so beautiful and she has these pictures that make her look like a mule on crack. She is really pretty I promise!

On a more fun note: I rode beasty tonight again. We worked more on me more than her. We worked on walk/trot transitions. I love trotting, it seems so much easier than walking. I think I just think too much when walking. I'm sure it's easier than I'm making it seem and that's why I do better at the trot: because I'm terrified of falling and dying under her large TB hooves... I honestly don't know what I would do without my trainer. Anyone who thinks "oh I can totally train my own horse" is freaking nuts! It should be like learnig to drive. You need to take so many lessons before you can have your license (aka, own a horse.)

We'll work on the hair! I don't want to cut it to much more. Not only does she have Moe type hair, her forelock is two different lengths. I cut her bridle path too large and so now she has some hair growing in that stands straight up. What a hair-do!! I need to hire a professional. Do people do that? She hates when I pull it, and she pretty much freaks. I'm hoping it's like a bad kid haircut. That after a few days it will start to look better.

7 comments:

joanna said...

I've been reading your blog for a bit and love it! Denali is so pretty. Her mane looks fine. The forelock will grow in pretty quickly, so don't worry. Every spring I give my mini a long bridle path (about a third of his mane) and let it grow out in the fall to keep warm in winter. Talk about a mowhawk!

My horses don't like mane pulling either, what horse does? I use scissors and thinning shears to keep the mane short. First the shears to shorten it to the desired length, then the scissors. However, I don't cut straight across. I cut up into the mane to give it a pulled look. It's kind of hard to describe, and it does take practice, but in the end, it looks good and everyones happy.

Denali said...

Thanks Joanna! I tried that! Lol!! I have thining scissors and cut it (after the first cut I freaked and wanted to cry and glue it back on) then I have this weird knife thing that pulls hair. I have lots of technical terms!HA HA! I just need to let it grow a little and try what you suggested with a little more confidence! :-) I'm afraid if I do it now she'll have no hair! I keep having flash backs to cutting my My Little Pony's tails off when I was 6

joanna said...

When you do try again, wet the mane first. Then, with your left hand (or non-dominant hand), press down on the crest to flatten the mane against the neck. With the scissors pointing up and toward the crest, snip quickly up and down the mane, kinda like an old typewriter. Only snip with the first third of the scissors.
I'm not sure if I explained it well enough, it's better if shown.

Denali said...

We'll give that a try and then I'll post "after pictures" Thanks!!!

Allison said...

Have you tried using a mane master? That's what I use and it my horse's mane looks great without the pain (and hassle) of pulling.

Denali said...

Hum.... I'll have to look into a mane master and see what it is! Thanks for the idea!!!

Allison said...

This is what I use: http://www.doversaddlery.com/solocomb-with-replaceable-blades/p/X1-10213/cn/2006/. It works like a charm. Your local tack store should be able to help you find one.