|I still think it was the right choice but I am just not a shiny blue helmet kind of girl. Blech (again).|
|Beckett is always in these pics because he likes to try to run out the door when I get stuff from the garage.|
The boots are completely unnecessary. He already has a pair of the same Legacy boots already...but in neon green. Ick. Also the velcro is starting to wear out on the green ones. (That's the real reason I had to get new boots.)
|I wish the black part was white too, but oh well. Wanted to stay with a brand his owner approves of.|
|Protecty thing on the inside (that is the technical term)|
At this point, I'm not sure if I'm justifying these purchases to convince myself or to convince you all.
|But come on...look at the shiny buttons! And it wicks sweat!|
On to my grooming routine.
I feel like my routine is pretty standard--curry, hard brush, soft brush (which I omit if the hard brush does the job) and pick out feet. If the mane looks crazy I'll brush it out. After a ride I curry, or in Midnight's case I rub him with a towel since he hates being brushed. Or if it's hot, I give the horse a shower.
I have really been pestering him lately when it comes to grooming since I am attempting to pull his mane. Can you tell I want to make a good impression at this clinic? I've never gone to a clinic, and what's more, the clinician is coming to teach at the farm for the summer, so I'm hoping if it's not super expensive (and if I like her) I can take some lessons from her. Anyway, Midnight let me pull the first third of his mane (from the withers up), no problem, but now that I'm about halfway through, he starts pacing as soon as I back-brush the hair. And he doesn't cross-tie well. His owner said I could use her Grooma blade thing so hopefully he will tolerate that better. I certainly hope so because I got stomped on already with all his pacing. Still have all 10 toes, though some are a bit bruised. My protective gear certainly did its job this weekend!
Anyway...we shall see how he does with the mane pulling. I'll try to remember to take more pictures of him for you all.
*Good thing a new month is starting soon! Just kidding. I hope.