Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Splish Splash

Miles reluctantly had a bath! Finally. Man, the grime that develops...I could make him superficially shiny before, but he was never CLEAN like he was tonight! So pretty. He was a very good boy-obviously non too thrilled, but no shenanigans-just don't you point that hose at his head! Here are some crappy cell phone pictures.

Side profile-I don't know if I'll ever get those ribs to go away. Still, he's actually in great weight-and from the looks of that butt you would think I actually had him in work! Or mayhaps the shoulder-ins are paying off?

Shiny! You almost can't tell his head never touched water. Though I did make his noggin suffer through a damp toweling-off, where he proceeded to treat said towel like a scratching post.

Flexies! Unasked for, but still flexies!

Yeah. Great. So....are we going to go eat that grass behind me or.....? Otherwise Ima take a snooze, if it's all the same to you.

Yes, precious, just as soon as I can get a decent picture of you and me (well, let's face it, mostly me, since you are shiny and beautiful and I am gross and sweaty). Just be happy I didn't embarrass you further by kissing you...I thought about it. I may or may not have done it and there may or may not be photographic evidence-just be a good boy and it will never see the light of day. Probably.


  1. lol re the kissing blackmail picture. He's looking good... makes me want to go wash my filthy dirty mare. My mare was also pretty ribby and the thing that really helped was a cup of stabilized rice bran every day.

  2. No kidding? I'll have to think about that. Right now he's already on CocoSoya (an oil supplement), beet pulp mash four to five times a week and mixing in 2nd cutting hay w/ the 1st cutting everyone at the barn gets. He's only been on the oil and beet pulp 2 and a half weeks though...I'm going to see where he's at in mid July and make some adjustments if necessary.
    He was still slightly damp in these pics, which I think may have exaggerated the ribby look, but I don't know. I've heard from other sources that some tbs will always have a ribby outline unless they're fairly fleshy, but it's still hard to see him out there surrounded by all these FAT stock breeds:) I need to at the very least get a weight tape to track changes, as well as take regular side profile photos once a month to gauge his progress. He's the first non-air fern I've had, so this is a new ball game to me!

  3. Aww... pretty horse and owner! I am still fond of your "angry" picture too, LOL