Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Old horses+ Longer days= Lots of hair -- by Rachel

Shedding season has officially kicked off at the ranch. I wandered through the old horse pasture the other day with a shedding tool. I don't know if there is an exact way to quantify horse hair, but if there was I am pretty sure the measuring unit would be 'gobs'. After about 20 minutes of strolling around, the entire pasture looked like a Tribble stampede. From now until around May, it will be shedding all day, every day. The senior horses especially make lots of padding for bird nests with all the winter wool they are downsizing. For those of you who haven't experienced this, you haven't really ever groomed a horse until your car upholstery is fuzzy afterwards, your shirt itches, and you're picking hair off your tongue because you were concentrating so hard you started breathing through your mouth. Man, I love horses.....

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