Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Elbow Grease

I'm off this week from work. I'm such a happier person when I can sleep into 8 am and get my errands run before noon. I could be a stay at home wife. Wake up, drink coffee, go ride my horses, and come home in time to make dinner for my husband.

Oh that reminds me. Honey, can you win the lotto?

Today I wanted to run out to Denali's barn and help since my brother will be in town this week and I want to make sure I pull my weight. I cleaned a few stalls and the pastures. I like feeling helpful. I found out that Denali tried to off the vet this morning during their Tuesday moning staff meeting. She was checking out Denali's scratches and Denali 'forgot' she was there and tried to kick at a horse (keeping in mind that the vet was there.) I think if Denali ever got the vet I'd kill her. The vet had a discussion with her and then Denali was a good girl. The employees were impressed that Denali didn't over react.

Ms. Slew
 After working at the barn I went to the "Giant Warmblood Barn" to clean up Pete. He smelled so bad on Sunday that I decided that the next sunny day I was going to give him a bath. Today it was sunny, and slightly warm so I decided to give it a go.

1 hour, 1/2 a bottle of shampoo, 4 tail washings, and 2 body scrubbings and he was somewhat clean. He reminds me of an old man who doesn't get out much. I took him out to hand graze him when we were done so he could dry. He was SO naughty, lol. I was so mad at him. Keep in mind that I am 6ft tall and  can not see over his withers. He's huge!! He was grazing and then decided that bucking and rearing was an acceptable behavior. I was so mad at him. I let him dry out a bit more in his stall and then took him out to the arena to run around. He looks sound, which is great. I feel so bad that his owner hasn't been out since October to see him. I figured that I could pay some attention to him so he doesn't get totally bored.

This is the wash rack after washing him. Keep in mind that I groomed him before I washed him.

The clean man. His face isn't great and he didn't want it washed with the sponge so I did the best that I could.

And without further Ado. The Lusitano baby. He is by Rubi Alter Real and is the only son in the United States. I am in love with him. He is so sweet, so cute, and is going to be an amazing horse. Go ahead, drool. His mom is such a nice lady. I'm not going to put his name here since I don't want her to google him and come across my crazy blog that discusses my obsession with her horse. This MIGHT be one of his sale videos. I won't say that it is...that would make me creepy.  ;0) Cute isn't he!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE my job?


Jill said...

Wow, that was QUITE a bath! Poor guy, I don't understand how you can own a horse and not ever see it. There's one of those at one of my barns - the "story" is that the owner got totally burnt out on horses and just pays the bill. I don't get it!

Kate said...

Ooh, talk about leggy! What a cutie! (The lustiano, in case you hadn't inferred. I suppose I should specify)
Poor old Pete. How on earth could you neglect visiting your horse for 7 months? My god, there isn't an excuse (aside from maybe dying) for that. He's lucky he has you.

achieve1dream said...

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE that Lusitano! I looked at his other videos and his trot is amazing. Wow! If he goes missing it wasn't me . . . . honest. :D

D looks awesome! I'm glad she wasn't intentionally going for the vet and that no one was hurt.

Poor Pete. So neglected. We had people like that at the barn where I worked too. I guess they are everywhere. He was one dirty boy. After exhausting yourself cleaning him then you had to clean the wash rack lol. What a mess! I'm glad he has you to give him some attention. I'm sure he will calm down when he's used to doing things again. He's probably just so excited to have someone messing with him again. :)