Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Cin can be high maintenance too! First, if I don't spray him with SOMETHING as soon as I get him out he will snort and stamp his feet not stop and act extremely irritated as if the flies are just gobbling him up....even when there are NO flies near him and with or without fly gear. I went through a LOT of fly spray until the day I tried refilling the fly spray bottle with plain water....guess what....he stops stamping after I spray him down with the squirt bottle of water.... yup.
After spraying comes Peppermints. If I don't give him several peppermints within the appropriate time frame he will begin flipping his head in the cross ties, dancing around, grunting, gritting his teeth and giving me the dirtiest of looks. He is so **** spoiled.
Then I can groom him, and trust me if I miss a spot he WILL find a way to let me know about it.
When we bathe I MUST periodically let him play in the hose with his lips and get me all wet too. If I forget he will find a way to snatch the hose from me when I least suspect it.
If it is 50 or below and I don't put some sort of blanket on him when I put him in the stall he will refuse to eat his dinner (even his grain) and stand there shivering with an ever so sad look on his face. Yes, a sheet or fly gear will even work LOL.
When our farrier comes he is obligated to let Cinny play with his hair while he does his front feet. If he is not allowed to do this he will grow very bored and grump and be a pain in the butt. My farrier has learned this lesson and lets him... he now calles it "special Cinny hair gel" lol.
Such a CHARACTER!