Allie over at Rocking E Cowgirl invited me to do a blog hop about spring cleaning. When I first got the request I simply wasn't inspired. It didn't feel like spring yet.
Luckily, Tuesday was 100% SPRING in central Ohio!!!
There's something so satisfying about shaking off the dark damp dust of winter and preparing for the "summer." Summer in this context means those glorious months in which you can ride without worrying about driving in the dark on snowy country roads to get to the barn, or your horse spooking because it has a week's worth of pent up energy, or whether or not it's possible for your fingers to actually fall off.
My favorite thing to do for Spring Cleaning is the first bath of the season. I'm spoiled rotten that we have a Insta-Hot in the barn and we had a perfect day for a good long ride (more on that later) and a real bath. It was 70 degrees, sunny, and a warm breeze was blowing. It was a PERFECT day for a Spring Cleaning Bath! Huck is the sweatiest horse I've ever known. For weeks we've been going through towel after towel and our cooler has gotten a ton of use. I gave him an amateur kindofa "bib clip" a few weeks ago which helped a little, but not a ton. Other than the small area I clipped, he's got a full fluffy winter coat.
Overall, the gloves are a winner, and I'm really glad to have them in my grooming arsenal!
I could not believe how milky-white the first spray water was as it began to loosen months of salty sweat from his blanketed coat! I hated all those days that he got sweaty and I couldn't hose him off, only towel and brush, towel and brush. Crusty.
After the bath and a good spritzing with coat moisturizer, he got to spend his drying time out eating new spring grass.
|Snackin' in a Bathrobe like a Boss|
What is your favorite part of spring cleaning?