I finally got around to giving the Curlies makeovers, brushing out excessive amounts of hair, untangling manes and tails, and scraping off whatever other dust and debris I could. Tenakee seriously needs some bathing to wash off that extra grime stored underneath her winter coat. She almost looks like a roan, but I assure you it is just dust! One day of 50 degree weather and that mare will be finding herself at the end of a hose, or at least near a sponge and a bucket of soapy water. Whatever I can manage! I hope Takala grows up with a nice tail like auntie Scarlet, and now that it hasn't shed out yet, it looks wonderful! So full and thick, but still soft. And long, especially for your average Curly, and even more especially for a Curly who sheds their tail. Tenakee has a nice tail, but it is gross with lack of care. Not really neglectful lack of care, just lack of frantic obsessive-compulsive grooming in which I can provide.
Today it was windy enough that most of that dust blew right off of Tenakee's back, which I was glad to see. And I think being in with Scarlet might have brought Tenakee into heat, if it even works that way. With the crazy wind and sporadic weather I've certainly been out of sorts lately, but thankfully Tenakee and Takala have kept their cool when on lead on our endevours to and from the stall and pasture. But once they get on pasture it is either grazing time, sleeping time, or running time.