And she HATES the water coming anywhere near her face! She will toss her head, shake it, roll her eyes, the whole nine yards. She is genuinely afraid of the water. I made a tiny bit of progress with her, but not as much as I would like to. However, I think I was pushing her too hard. After all, this is only the second bath she has ever had. It went much better than the first. Still, I narrowly escaped having my head smashed in by her big nose.
The rest of her body, she was fine with. But her head and anywhere near her ears? No, no, NO.
I cleaned her up, though, and I will clip her a little more tomorrow since she is sweating even when she is standing there, doing nothing. I will also get a salt block for her, since she is losing so much from the constant sweat.
Oh! And she and Winchester have both been pooping out some of their grain. Could be an impaction from having to eat so much once a day in order to maintain their weight, so I am gradually taking it out of their diet some. No one feeds Chic in the mornings anymore as far as I know, and I had to move the feed barrels to the main tack room, where all of my stuff is, because the guy who had been feeding her was also stealing my feed and using it to feed his two underfed, unhealthy horses. 😡 So I can’t trust him, or Robin. Grrr. I am adding a weight builder by Dumor into their feed, though, so that they are still getting the fat and calories that they need, without the bulk of grain.
I banged her tail to make her look sharper. I like it. 🙂 I can’t wait for her mane and forelock to grow out more. I use M-T-G Plus as a conditioner. I know a lot of people don’t like the smell, but the “plus” version does smell quite agreeable, and once you get past the greasy feeling, it really does work wonders when applied weekly. Some horses do not react well to it, so always test it on a small area first, just to make sure. Luckily, both Winny and Chic are not sensitive to it. 🙂 It goes in very well with clean, wet hair. The hair feels greasy if you use it on a mane or tail that is dry, but if their are wet. it absorbs, shines, and conditions very nicely and adds a glimmer to the fibers without making the hair feel gross or prone to picking up dirt. I sound like a commercial. 🙂