First time I clipped a very low trace with chevrons (because chevrons)!
I most likely did it too early since he grew it all back in 4 weeks, but it needed to be done. No one wants to be working in 80 degree weather with a winter coat.
If you're not caught up, I randomly decided to re clip him on Monday, but my blades were terribly dull and I'm currently nursing a shoulder injury and I only got one side finished.
Yesterday I came into some cash and logically spent most of it on clipper blades. Because clipper blades are more imperative than gasoline or food, obviously. That can wait one more day.
It was then that I discovered that I have a real problem, when I realized I now own four sets of clipper blades; 3 very old and very fucked up sets and one shiny new set.
At $40/set, I should probably just find a blade sharpener guy...but no. Going to the store is easier and probably just as expensive as getting them sharpened, right?
There's nothing like new blades though.
Something is very satisfying about smoothly cutting through horse hair like a hot knife through butter.
Bacardi pleased me as well, by standing stock still for this session. A radical
improvement from last year with drugs and sedation and several sessions. The only thing he was skeptical about was trimming his muzzle. I'm pretty sure he though that the clippers were some sort of horse nose devouring machine and he wouldn't let me near his muzzle with them turned on. However, clipped his face just fine. Good man.
I got a little squirrelly and kept making adjustments to the clip.
He kinda of reminds me of a dragon with bright red polos and chevrons all over, but I think it's....creative. Not exactly what I was going for, but that's what I get when I freehand with my left arm.
Good news is he looks really dapper with tack on and I can't wait to get more pictures...when I can actually ride again.
Didn't get great news from the specialist today, and we are rushing to get an MRI. Fingers crossed I don't need surgery, since I just visited the hospital less than 8 weeks ago and was FINALLY getting back in the groove.
So it looks like no lesson Monday and I'm being grounded for now.
Why does this always happen :/