Sunday, March 20, 2011

Voila! Sort of...

It poured all day yesterday, but today the wind and rain died down a little. I rushed to the barn to do the clipping thing.

This is the before picture. You can see I did his legs already.

See his zebra like mane standing up? His way fuzzy ears? Hairy muzzle...

This is the after picture. His ears and face are nicely clipped. His mane is shaved to the skin. I like to leave his forelock alone, but I did  shape it a little bit(underneath) so when I put a rubber band in it, it will lay flat.

Here is is whole body. See all the hair on the barn floor! Shaved his feet and all his white parts ( and the hair on his sheath too!) He is still hairy, but at least his silhouette will look less fuzzy - and at least it looks like I tried! Tail still needs washing, but what the heck... it's going to rain like crazy anyway!


And on a different subject-

Remember this cute little guy? This was Captain Tripps at three weeks old.

Here he is today at 11 months old.

He's such a handsome boy!


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Wow. Tripps grew fast. He is mighty good looking. It only took two days to get the clipping done. It's a lot easier to be patient with "desensitization opportunities" when we aren't working long hours. When I was working 60-80 hours a week, I'd flip out every time something going on in the neighborhood ruined my plans, but now that I'm out of work I know there will always be tomorrow... I hope.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Very nice clip job. I finally resorted to a little scissoring. I couldn't stand the long hair on the fetlocks and chins anymore. I'll wait until the 1st of April to really get into it...just in case.

Tripps looks exactly like the Great Dane I had. I sure loved that darned dog.

Carolyn said...

You've got some handsome critters!

Denisarita said...

Kiss Tripps for me!!!

Shirley said...

I don't clip my horses, but I used to and know how hard it is to do a good job. Just curious, why to you clip the mane?

Rising Rainbow said...

I finally clipped a couple of muzzles and bridle paths here. Just couldn't stand it anymore although I hate the hair in the bra thing that seems to be an automatic with clipping.

Geez, Tripps is huge already.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! What a handsome pooch! They sure grow up fats...especially the big breeds.

Nice job on the trimming. :)