|"This heat sucks."|
As you can see, he still has a long shaggy coat, even though it is officially summer around here. Last week, he became terribly lethargic and the vet was called out because he seemed so uncomfortable. He was treated for what seemed to be very mild colic signs and blood was pulled for a CBC/chem panel and to test him for Cushings - the persistent coat could be a sign. Dr. R ordered a full body clip. Since I had already given him a neck and belly clip 2 months ago that the ladies had been thrilled with, I was called in again, now for the full body clip.
I gave him a shampoo bath, then rode Lily while he dried. The photos above were taken after he dried. I then put him in the cross ties, and got to work.
|I started with a high trace clip. In this photo you can appreciate just how long his coat was.|
Paris surprised us all by nickering and pawing in the wash stall! "Aaaah...I feel like an OTTB again!" So cute!
Amazing difference, isn't it? His owners are SO happy. He now stands with his face in front of the fan because he can actually feel the wind on his naked skin. He looks out of his stall door alertly, seeking attention, and everyone has commented on the positive change in his personality. The haircut took years off of him.
Just wanted to share this one with the OTTB fans out there. :)