So far, the pictures you've seen of Remington have mostly been of him in the pasture or paddock at the little ranchette. I thought I would share another side of him when he's all dressed up with somewhere to go! The phrase, he cleans up nicely really comes to mind once he's had his bath, a mane and tail brushing and he gets suited up for work. He looks pretty sharp :)
I thought I would share a picture of him that was taken last fall as we prepared to go do a sweet 16 birthday party. Remington as usual, was reluctant to leave his playground, but does finally come around to the fact that he does indeed have to earn his grocery money. It is so funny to watch the horses look at each other while we go back and forth to the trailer. They know it's work time and you can almost hear them saying "it's your turn to work, I went last time", to each other.
Once we appear in the paddock with lead rope in hand, Remington usually takes a few strides to the back of the property in hopes that we will choose one of the other horses to travel in the horse RV to the job. Wrong, Remipup, it's your turn, so c'mon! And, he does. He really is a good boy.
So, after almost two hours of bathing the big guy, he's ready to load up and hit the road to work. We always take plenty of hay, because Remington needs to have his groceries to keep him occupied while he's being harnessed. Heaven forbid, he should stand there and behave without food in sight. Not Remi, that wouldn't be right!
After he's all dressed, it's time for trainer mom to guide him to the carriage and get him all hooked up and ready to roll. Here's the picture of him on his way to the front of the carriage. You can see how spiffy he looks and get another idea of just how big this boy really is. Trainer mom is 5'8" and she looks pretty darn small behind him.
So enjoy him while he's clean and dressed, because with Remi, that doesn't last long at all.
The photo was taken by our very talented photographer friend Bette Porter.
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