Hello Dear Humans! It’s that time of year again. Time for my Buzz Cut!. Now that the days are getting shorter we horses start to grow our thicker coats ready for winter. I was born in the north of Germany and if I still lived there and was living outside 24/7 I would need a good thick , heavy, coat of fur. However, as you know Dear Humans, I do not live there now and I do not live outside and I am in work five days a week. And besides the days may be getting shorter but the weather has been the warmest it has been all year!
Every year at this time Ma Leueen gets her friend Sue to come to the barn and use electric clippers to clip off my fur. This year especially , with the warm weather, I was happy to see her setting things up for my clip. I know that some horses do not co-operate with humans clipping them but I am very well behaved. Here is a photo of Friend Sue clipping me.
You can see that she is taking off a lot of fur. Here is how much she took off once she was finished. That mound is about four inches high and 15 inches in diameter. Ma Leueen just sweeps it up and it goes into the muck bucket. I think it should be saved to stuff a cushion with…..just sayin.
It takes almost an hour and a half to do a full clip and then Ma Leueen puts on my lounging jacket and I go back to my stall for dinner. What could be better?
Friend Sue does a very good job of my buzz cut. All the other horses always admire it. I will get it done again before I go to Florida because it will grow back a bit and need to be trimmed up. The Florida horses comment on it as well. “Hey Biasini,” they say. “That’s such a cool buzz cut you’ve got. So neat all over.” I should add that some horses get buzz cuts that are not so good and look a bit messy but not mine! Mine is exceptional.
On the weekend Ma Leueen and I went out for a stroll in the forest. Now we horses do not go by a calendar but we know the days are getting shorter and our winter coats are growing in and usually the leaves on the trees give us a wonderful display of color: bright yellows, oranges, and reds. But this year the leaves are not doing too much. All the humans have been talking about it. The leaves are just turning sort of brown or pale yellow and falling to the ground and lots of leaves have not changed color at all. The humans are all saying it is because we have had such hot weather at the wrong time or we had too much rain in the summer or that we are having something called “climate change”. I’m not too sure what that is but I think it means a change in the weather that is not normal. In any case here is a photo of the forest and you can see that it still looks greener than it usually does at this time of year, my buzz cut time of year. You can also see that there are lots of leaves on the ground too that are just yellow and brown.
I like the colors to be brighter and more red because it matches my buzz cut coat. Oh well….. That’s all for now Dear Humans. Till next time Happy Trails to you .