Monday, June 27, 2011
A Tail and a (Short) Walk
Tonight it was Pie's turn for a grooming. Today I got out the ShowSheen and did a proper job on his mane and tail, which hadn't been done for over two weeks. It's easy to forget how nice it is to have two properly working arms until you don't. I held his tail in my left hand, using my sling as a brace to take the weight of the pulling, and combed with my right hand (very lucky I didn't break my right collarbone as I'm right handed). Pie has a very thick, beautiful tail with many lovely shades of chestnut, and it was fun to get it all smooth and silky, although it took a while. Then I put on his halter (one-handed) and took him for a very short walk around one part of the community garden - about 100 yards or so. He seemed to enjoy it - he hasn't been anywhere but the barn and his paddock since I was injured - and we stopped to look at things from time to time. After saying hi to Dawn and Drift, I made my way home, somewhat tired but happy.