Saturday, August 30, 2014

How to Drive Your Horse Crazy

I'm back!

Actually, I've been back from camping for a while, but I still haven't managed to get a hold of any camping pictures to show you, particularly the ones from the amazing lightning show we got one night. But I will tell you this- our camp trip contained lots of animals, birds, swimming, fish, thunderstorms and randomness. :)

Today I decided I would braid Bodie's mane. And not just any braid, I wanted to do button braids. I thought it would be really fun to do those on Bodie, so I got the brush out and began working.


And working . . .



And working. . .



And working . . .

And working some more. During the process of brushing his mane, making the pony tails and braiding them, Bodie began to get annoyed with me.
"Hang on, I'm almost finished!" I muttered more than once.
He'd then proceed to drag me across the yard while he grazed and tried to escape my flying fingers, which had currently gotten tangled in his mane while he walked away.
It was a longggg battle, but in the end, I won. Though I'd driven him crazy through the process, I was pretty happy with the end result.

Before:


Braided:



And button braids!




Bodie's bowing in this photo, like he's saying, "Thank you, don't I look gorgeous?"

So they're a bit sloppy, but this is only my second attempt ever at doing these. I was so proud of myself, I felt like this when I finished:



Tomorrow: Photos of Bodie when his braids are taken out! Believe me, it's hilarious! 



7 comments:

  1. Bodie is so pretty braided up! :D Are you going to be practicing other braids too?

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    1. Well, if you know any other braids I'm game for trying them! :D We should do this if you ever come and visit. :D

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  2. Those look great!
    How long did it take you start to finish?

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    1. Probably an hour and a half. I had to stop a little more than 1/3 of the way through because it was breakfast time, then when I got back out there it took another forty-five minutes. So yeah, I think about an hour and a half in all. :)

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  3. It looks great! Love the last picture of him bowing :)

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  4. Simply Adorable! Oh my gosh! Wow! I so want to learn how to braid my horse's mane other than an extremely boring, simple, sloppy braid. I'll get there...

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  5. I want to try that on my hair! :-)

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