I know. It's hideous. But I had to do something before our first show at the end of April. I have never been happy with any French braid I've tried; I don't think the lattice braid flatters any horse, and Larry's mane is too thin and fine to pull. So out came the scissors for the bob job.
Cutting Larry's mane was not on my agenda today. We are in the midst of a very wet weather pattern, so when it stopped raining mid-morning, I sprinted for the barn to get in a ride. But I'd barely started brushing Larry when the rain began to fall again, so I focused on giving him a thorough grooming, followed by some tummy-tucking, back-lifting exercises from the ground. Since it was still raining, I turned to his mane.
Then, glory be, the rain stopped! I quickly tacked him up and we got in a good 25 minutes before the clouds opened up again.
Here he is in the second bridle Theresa gifted to me. With its brass buckles it looks very nice with the Aurigan KK bit, and the whole assembly looks dandy on