Long overdue and partially because of two reasons.
A. I don't yet own clippers (soon I will)
B. If I did, I would butcher the crap out of Laz, so I let BO "C" work her salon magic on him
We realized quickly with the clippers struggling a bit...Laz is so dirty. Like beyond dirty. I had planned on bathing him in early October when we still had decent weather, and if you have been reading this blog, you know that is when he got colic or some flu, and that lead to his current battle of laminitis. Soooooo...bath was not appropriate at the time.
I am hoping sometime this week to wash this grimy boy and get all that dander, dirt, dust, etc OFF and get him gleaming!!!
Here he is...no that isn't a Tennessee Walker you see below...it's my dirty OTTB
70's mustache gone!
Holy thick mane...I am envious!
Here's his new 'do.
What do you think?
It's a friendly cross of a THICK TB cut, and somewhat Western Pleasure.
LOL...Laz is eclectic like his Mom, what can I say?
We like to keep people guessing. ;)
Damn that cow lick...
So here is his new punk rocker braid that I left long, for the Mati to still work it's magic of keeping him healthy
Rock it Laz, funk it up
Whoa...whiskers a plenty
Mmmmm, so much more smoochable and velveteen!
**Disclaimer- it's not that I'm opposed to mane pulling, or the opposite of letting manes/whiskers grow. I like to cut his mane for the summer, and let it grow long for winter for added warmth. For the whiskers around the eyes, we kept them for his protection, but for his muzzle we cleaned it up. It's what I prefer to do for my stay at home horse. ;)
Laz yesterday evening, walking around beautifully.
The BO and I had a GREAT lesson of more desensitizing which I will soon post videos of.
Compared to Laz when I first rescued/adopted him, back in September of 2008....not too shabby even after this colic/laminitis since this October. A few things are for sure with comparing his recent photo above to this below photo. His body looks better, more filled out. His tail is MUCH thicker/longer. He is just walking in different feet but hopefully, they will be stronger than ever before in the future. :)