Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week three. Pictures.

So the talk about me wanting a cute little ass (read donkey) to drive and such went around the barn. There are no lack of jokes so my instructor bill (screw you Bill) gave me the littlest, cutest ass to trim.

I picked up one foot on this Jack, held by Josh who came all the way from New Zealand. He went right on his hind legs and started striking, AKA flailing with little thumb sized, accurately placed hooves in all directions.
Naturally I knocked him over.

He was only a bit past my knee.
I called upon Josh to come sit on him to stop his flailing and handed another classmate my camera for evidence of the day. There was a lot of laughing and even more cussing from other students called upon to trim the other mini's in the background.

I got him done.


Then I hear this commotion behind me and see Jim trying to trim the Jack's mom. She was also going in all directions and climbing walls.

How many men does it take to trim one spotted ass up to their knees? Lets count.
One.

Two.

Umm.... Help please?

Four. I mean, I think the donkey is in there someplace.
No mini donkeys were harmed in the trimming of the hooves.

Then for the awwwww factor. Me holding a 6 month old Mini foal I trimmed today. It barely weighed 30 pounds.Well thats all for now. Still alive and kicking, or is that getting kicked? I miss visiting all your blogs, maybe I'll be on more regularly after class once the snow melts more here. Woo hoo 70 degrees here I come!

19 comments:

allhorsestuff said...

What cute asses!
Wowee, that's tough work there Sydney!
Totally get it, You are immersed in your schedule...don't imagine blogging ranks high for remaini ng energies you may have! twas a ready to read from you today, at my place. Great avivse too...i did think of that-after She after Wa ate the treats from my hand held bag.

Hooray for you...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Rising Rainbow said...

Geez! It may have acted like and ass but what a sweet face! LOL

Love the pics. It's actually quite fun to see pint size horses making mincemeat out of grown men. LOL

GunDiva said...

Awww...

What cute little asses. I want one!

Jessie McCandless said...

This post had me laughing so hard!!! I love the one of the four guys trimming one mini donkey. This makes me feel a lot better that I'm going to have to get a little help trimming my colt (he's part ass, apparently, too)! LOL!!!

Dom said...

Great photos and adorable clients ;)

Mrs Mom said...

Ahhh Grasshopper... you have yet to learn the art of ass whispering. Which also applies to cantankerous minis of any sort.

Never a dull moment in the world of hoofcare! ;) Proud of you girl!

achieve1dream said...

Oh my goodness! How adorable! That foal is so cute. I want a mini. I'm glad you're having fun.

Chloe said...

wow ur blog just went up even further in my opinion! it featured a new zelander....love the fellow kiwis!!

yea anything mini is like ten times harder to trim than a regular sized equine!!

lisa said...

You sure have your work cut out for you and looks like a whole lot of fun along with the work!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Even though they're small they can pack a powerful punch right? But how cute are these little guys, too adorable. Have fun!

jane augenstein said...

OMG what TINY little feet! Looks like your hoof knife is bigger than the hoof! Yes, donkeys have a mind of their own, Pokey has been pretty good about having his feet trimmed, he could do better but he has his days!
Yes, you do have to learn the art of ass whispering! LOL

Sydney_bitless said...

Just for the record the Jenny there that the guys were sitting on was giving them some trouble and they were getting her trimmed...until she just said ENOUGH and laid down on the spot. They decided to do her lying down after that picture she rolled onto her side and complied.
I do need to learn ass whispering. I got one tamed here but those ones were only in the owners possession for a short time and had no handling other than being taught how to lead. She also had a miniature mule who had four white socks named Snoopy. He was a doll. His neigh had a bit of bray in it, it was so cute.

Shirley said...

There's something about ponies- and donkeys, apparently- that can reduce grown men to total helplessness! Looks like it's not all work and no play for you.

Jen said...

I'm thinking you got the better end of the deal on that one (Mama looked like a major pain in the...well, never mind :o)
That mini is adorable!

Dreaming said...

How incredibly cute. The tools you used were bigger than his legs!

Desert Rose said...

keep up the good work on your ass'! miss you around here...

Crystal said...

aww that baby is sooo cute!

Janice said...

Way to go Sydney you show em what Cacadian women are made of.I couldn't stop laughing when you said "Naturally I knocked him over" You do crack me up. Looks like it isn't all work.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hiya Sydney, I had to come check on you..loved your blog and the commentary. That guy from New Zealand looks kinda cute. You go girl..you have a great way with animals..just think if you can trim up those wild asses..you will be able to do just about any hoof.
That mini horse is pretty darn cute:)

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