At this point, Kaja is down to what a normal horse would consider a winter coat. Part of me thinks this is just her summer coat and that she doesn't know what a sleek summer coat is. I have taken at least two medium sized dogs out of her 12.3hh, 550lb self. I have no idea where it is coming from. Abby is literally twice her size and I've taken half the hair out of her. I cut off her beard too. Turns out she has a cute little head.
But you can see in the new photos that 1) she is starting to look horse shaped, not a pompom on legs and 2) that she's still skinny, though she looks a helluva lot better than she did 5 months ago. I upped her feed and the warmer weather should help now that she doesn't have to work to stay warm.
Kaja also got a new halter she needs to show off. I decided she's getting light blue/turquoise. She looked good in her hand-me-down halter that doesn't fit Abby's giant head, but purple is Abby's color and I have 3 of the same halter (2 mediums, 1 large) and cannot keep them straight. I find it easier to go "This is purple, it belongs to Abby. This is blue, it belongs to Kaja."
After first long brushing session:
She looks weirdly proportioned, but I promise she isn't that funny looking.
She turns and just stares at me when she feels I've brushed her butt too much.
Yep. Tried to eat my leather glove. She is extremely mouthy and tries to eat anything she can get ahold of. I had to yank this out of her mouth as she was trying to chew it. Sigh.
Second brushing. The first pile was this big also. The broom is for size reference.
Being brushed is hard work and works for silly poneh pictures.
She knows she's adorable with her afro forelock and shiny new halter.
Trimmed beard! No idea what Abby's up to in the background that is making her look like the world's most downhill horse..