Today I must confess that I've really turned into a backyard horse owner. I used to be super on top of making sure my horses were perfectly trimmed and groomed all the time. If I had a vet appointment, I made sure to trim the horses up, give them baths, and pull their manes. They were show ready all the time, and especially if I knew they were having visitors. Now?
Not so much. I have lots of good excuses.... It's mean to shave their whiskers, I don't want their ears to get cold in the winter/have flies in the summer, I can grab the mane easier if it's long... But really? I've just gotten a little lazy. So last night everyone had their manes shortened. I didn't braid them over this time, but will soon probably. Maybe I'll even trim them. Maybe.
Do you practice neat horse keeping? Are your horses ears fuzzy in the off season? Am I the only one with fuzzy pony faces?