Zaftig Zelda

Girth is too small

Like many of us, after the long winter, Zelda needs to get to work on her beach bod. She’s come out of the winter a little, well, zaftig. For those of you who have never heard this expression, zaftig is a yiddish word that describes a woman who has a full, rounded figure; pleasingly plump. […]

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Yak to Horse Transition

Zelda and clippers

Zelda is hairy. Honestly, I probably didn’t need to blanket her this winter. She has started to bear a distinct resemblance to a Yak. Or an old man. Between the mud and her whiskers, she definitely needed a beauty boost. Perhaps she remembers growing up in the wilds of Canada and scoffs at the New […]

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It’s body clipping time – here are some tips!

Coming in from my ride last night with a damp horse and dropping temperatures, I was thinking that this week is when they get clipped. How convenient for this video to show up in my Facebook feed, just in time for some tips! Will need to try clipping Freedom and Zelda simultaneously . . .

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Button, Button

The day I learned how to do button braids with rubber bands I threw away my braiding kit. This is so much easier — both to braid and to take out! And I love the way they look.

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It’s shedding time and the SleekEZ is getting a workout

It’s shedding season. An unbelievable amount of hair is coming off both of my horses and I need help. Last fall the folks at SleekEZ sent me a set of three of their grooming tools for me to review. Of course, last fall there was no real hair to remove. I used the tools occasionally […]

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Freedom’s Clip Job

Freedom’s a funny horse. He doesn’t really like being touched or groomed. He can put the fear of God into his massage therapist and don’t even think about sticking an acupuncture needle into him. But he loves getting clipped. This afternoon, after three days of temperatures in the high 60s, I decided to clip him. […]

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