Getting Ready

I have a list as long as my arm of things “to do” in preparation for the local agricultural show tomorrow.

Today, we bathed our entries – Indy PingPong (oh, how I wish they would write that on the Show Schedule), Velvereta, Velia and Verona.

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We got the first lot in to wash – Indy and his laydeez, Velvereta and Verona.  They thought they were in for a treat.  Little did they realise it was bath day.L1100254 L1100259 L1100261  L1100264

With the use of a good burco boiler and  additional cheery folk (Fiona and Arwen), we got on with the task in hand, using spare shampoo and conditioner I found lying around the bathroom.

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This was a spectator sport for some who were completely bemused at this sudden action.

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We are not the type to bath horses every spare minute.

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Horses are only washed for before summer shows (never for winter, it is cruel – they need their grease to keep warm) and for any health reasons.

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You can tell that Indy is glad he is not bathed every weekend.  He looks like a small kid whose Mum checkes if he has washed behind his ears.

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And we believe in drip-dry.  There are no heat lamps for the show ponies to dry under.

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The first three done, they were carted off to a new field ready for tomorrow.  The spectators were still bemused and followed, laughing and pointing.

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Then off to get the last one – Velia who was living with the ladies not running with PingPong.

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Zoot, as always, was around to offer her moral support. She came bouncing down the field.

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So Velia was brought into the salon ** cough ** the garden and we brought her half sister, Velvereta to keep her company as she was fretting.

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They will spend the night together.

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I left Indy practising his “I am looking rather magnificent” for tomorrow!

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And made enough sandwiches for a small African country to pop by!  Egg sandwich anyone?  No, seriously, anyone?

5 thoughts on “Getting Ready

  1. Simone

    Oh, me, please! I love your egg sandwiches, they are delicious! Good luck for the show. Indy looks splendid!

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  2. Karen

    Gorgeous ponies and I shall arrive too late to see them (sob), our plane doesn’t land until 3.35 pm. Hope you all have a great day xxx

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  3. Roberta

    going there in the next few weeks……not looking forward to it…………We have a grey/white you wash and chuck on the float before she rolls…lily’s other name is pig pen. We went to a Scottish heritage day thought we had managed it, being stabled overnight in a stall…….NO tide mark………….I told Jane that’s why I bought a black Shetland
    Roberta trying like mad to get his hair out

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