|Mayonnaise: not just for sandwiches|
|My gear all cleaned, pressed, conditioned, and ready to go.|
After the ride, I pulled her mane and then gave her a thorough head-to-tail bath. This is where the mayonnaise comes in. I have read several places lately how well mayo works as a conditioner, so I decided to give it a try. I figured that at just over $2 for a jar of it, I couldn't go wrong. I slathered it on her tail and massaged it in after shampooing the tail thoroughly.
|Lucy says, "Mom, you really couldn't spring for the Pantene|
Pro-V deep conditioner? I am not a sandwich.
This is ridiculous."
One thing that almost sent me off the deep end today was when I discovered Lucy's front left foot getting a bit crumbly around the nails. Whomever said that there's no difference in the quality of white feet and black feet is an idiot. Lucy has one black foot and three white. I have never had any trouble with her black foot but I swear, those white feet will be the death of me. They crumble. They chip. They taunt me. This weather is terrible for feet, and to top it all off the flies are awful this year and bite right through the $60/gallon fly spray I have, and she stands outside all day stomping away to get the flies off her legs. I really think that does a number on her feet.
I couldn't get any farrier to come out and re-set the shoe, so we will just have to pray and think good "shoe-staying" thoughts.
I have been very busy this week with some artsy work. I went to Dover and picked up five pads: 1 white dressage pad, and four A/P pads (2 white, 1 black, and 1 green). I painted the dressage pad and the black A/P pad yesterday and was really pleased with the results:
These two are ready to go if anyone is interested. I settled on $45 per pad. The dressage pad's paint is a really beautiful dark purple colour and the black pad has silver paint. I can do initials on the other side of the pad for an extra $10. I plan on painting the other pads later next week!
I also completed a commissioned drawing:
|AmyWater-soluble graphite on Bristol, 8x10"|
Wish us luck for tomorrow. I will be sure to give you all a full report on how it goes!