My Weekly Smile; March 3, 2020

What makes you smile? I so enjoy sharing and I have to thank Trent who hosts the Weekly Smile so we have a place to meet and share!

I can’t believe it is March already, wow, see how the time flies? I think its crazy but I think its because I am so busy that these weeks just fly by. But it is a good busy, and so this week my smile goes to my horse Zack. He gets a super fluffy, thick winter coat every winter. It is really a bit too thick for the mild winter we have here in southern California.

I had already clipped him once in October and I did this clip called a trace clip which is just removing the hair along the sides of his body and up the bottom part of his neck and under his belly. In this way when he is exercised he stays cool while the rest of his coat all along the top half of his body will keep him warm on the cool nights. Now that it is March, he is shedding buckets of hair so I decided to clip all his hair off. This made me very happy, I am smiling for me and for him! πŸ˜€

I took a photo before I finished up on this side, his hair is so thick!

Not only did I make Zack more comfortable by clipping all his hair off, I made my life easier as grooming is super easy now and I don’t need to spend hours brushing and trying to shed all the hair off of his body. The poor guy would just stand in his stall and sweat on hot days as the days are getting longer and hotter. Now he is sleek and beautiful, I am so happy I decided to do this now. I usually just suffer through the shedding season and he suffers too. Well, he doesn’t suffer that much, but it was totally worth clipping him.

I am so happy I was able to do this and my ponies always put a huge smile on my face. I was able to get a few trail rides in before more wind came and I think the wind is gone for now. What makes you smile this week? Anything fun happening?

After clipping, I gave him a bath. His color is called flea bitten gray. He has tiny brown flecks all through his coat. I think he is so handsome!

I really wanted to share a smile this week and I can’t help myself as I have one last smile to share. And that is my new little grandson. My Loves, my ponies and my family which is growing and I feel so truly blessed. I hope you are having a wonderful week and thank you for visiting my smile!

Sleeping like a baby. Love you sweet boy! ❀

Always Smiling Grandma,


15 thoughts on “My Weekly Smile; March 3, 2020

    1. Thank you so kindly Anne! He’s not exactly clipped for show, I didn’t do his ears or around the outside of ears and front of his face. But he’s retired from shows, and is such a good boy!! Little Teddy is adorable! Thank you! πŸ˜πŸ’™

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  1. linda macdonald

    My Danny is exactly the same colour, part Arab, including attitude. Love the carpet of clippings would have been hilarious if a gust of wind hit(sorry lol). I always find myself having to move Danny around when grooming so as I don’t end up with a face full & mouthful of hair. Its fun.
    What a beautiful photo of such a little treasure of a granbubby,. oooohhhh their so squishy & little.

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    1. Thank you so kindly Linda! These horses are so much FUN, hair and all! And believe it or not it was a bit windy when I was clipping blowing it up in my face and his face too! Hahaha! Its amazing how much hair he grows. It was nice to hop in the shower that day. And now he’s so much easier to groom! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ΄
      And such kind words about that little cutie patutie! They are sooo squishy and little! Hehe! πŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’™


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  3. Flea-bitten gray kinda sounds like the colour a person bitten by fleas and turned into a weird zombie would be…

    *looks at Zack* well now that I think about it, how alive is that horse?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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