His mane is about a foot long and spilts in half on his crest to make a "double mane." I am soooo lucky. It's time to tame the beast. Let's just not talk about my leg hair or my eyebrows for that matter.
When I climbed on him to take this picture, he was thinking, "What oh what is she going to do to me now?" But since Ella had him totally under control there were no worries. See how much hair he has growing from that crest??? Agggghhhhhh!
The evidence. I use a combination of cutting and pulling to get his mane in to shape. Ideally, his mane should be about four to five inches long and the same thickness throughout the length of his neck. Let's just say I settle for somewhat less on the standards scale.
Holy Cow! He has a neck!
And this is the pulled mane for the most part. I will have to do some more thinning this week since he can only take so much of the beautification process before he starts flipping out.
And on to the Three Legged Mule...
Poor Gemma is starting to feel better too. She still looks like she has an ice pick stuck in her foot when she walks, but is putting weight on the leg and is eating again. Here is the offensive hoof and the hole that was carved out by the vet.
She pretty much wears through the duct tape daily and I have to redress her foot to keep gunk out of the hole. After cleaning out her foot I rewrap it. My handy assistant, Ella, is there just in case I need something from the barn. Wyatt, my budding photographer was fabulous with the camera taking great shots. Totally for real! I was impressed.
Gemma has got lots of attention from everybody lately. She does love people and being petted. One can't help feel for her misery. She is normally a spunky horse and has been very quiet, justifiably so. It will be good to see her back to normal.
And that concludes the update for our Spa Day and Gemma's progress. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery. We will get there!