Wash ‘n’ Wear

Shakespeare sports wash 'n' wear everywhere.

A bright spring day
It’s very warm,
Flies buzz around me
In a swarm.

The Scribe and I
Spend training time
In outdoor ring
With dust and grime.

When done are we
Sweaty am I,
My horse couture
Must bathe and dry.

So to the wash stall
Lumber we,
Anticipate
Relief, you see,

With water splashing
‘Pon my skin,
A wet and wild
State we’re in.

I feel refreshed
So too the Scribe;
Together then
We go outside.

Stand in the sun
Ourselves to dry,
And grass I eat
While Scribe stands by.

And muse, do we,
Without a care,
It’s easy when you
Wash ‘n’ wear.

*

I love the warmer weather, but it does have at least one drawback. Okay two … the annoying swirl of flies around my tummy (save me, mummy!) and humidity-driven sweaty workouts.

Last week we had a particularly hot and humid day for mid May. Flies buzzed busily around me while I was being groomed, which invariably lead me to kick at the little buzzers, which in turn inspired the Scribe to apply copious amounts of fly spray all over me. This was somewhat helpful.

We then trained for about 40 minutes, however that was enough to leave me slathered in sticky sweat. Like any good steward, the Scribe hosed me down in the wash stall to take care of my sweaty woes. The advantage of horse couture, of course, is its wash and wear-ability. Just ten minutes of watery bliss and brace and presto! — the icky stickiness was washed from my body, leaving me fresh as a daisy, delightfully damp and deliciously dapper.

As is our usual practice following a frolic in the wash stall, we ventured outdoors to bask in the sunshine — my nose buried in a mass of bright green spring grass and the Scribe running her free hand up and down my neck reminding me of her adoring presence.

I love these moments. A serenity of space and time; feeling good after a workout and in the presence of the one who knows and loves me best.

I’m one lucky horse.

See you next time in Poet’s Paddock!

Shakespeare “The Equine”


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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Barb N.Teddy on May 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    ChestnutHorse 2 HorseChestnut

    Hello, Bear. You inspired a poem I called “Summertime Easy Care Apparel after a Long Winter Under Wraps and an Unpleasant Bout of Colic”. Usually I opt for “Untitled” but I was in a giddy mood today as you, in your most insightful of ways, may have surmised. T*

    My coat is such a perfect fit
    You’d never be aware
    I’ve always been considerate
    And chosen “easy care”.

    My friend can simply brush me well
    And comb my tail and mane
    Then, once my winter coat is gone
    I’m super soft again.

    When it turns hot in summertime
    She tries to make me clean
    Some nice warm suds and vetrolin
    Restore my coat’s bright sheen.

    This morning when she turned me out
    I galloped off so fast
    She smiled and felt her handsome steed
    Was quite himself at last.

    Hope your day was a good one, Bear.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Barb N.Teddy on May 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    ChestnutHorse 2 HorseChestnut

    Hello, Bear. You inspired a poem I called “Summertime Easy Care Apparel after a Long Winter Under Wraps and an Unpleasant Bout of Colic”. Usually I opt for “Untitled” but I was in a giddy mood today as you, in your most insightful of ways, may have surmised. T*

    My coat is such a perfect fit
    You’d never be aware
    I’ve always been considerate
    And chosen “easy care”.

    My friend can simply brush me well
    And comb my tail and mane
    Then, once my winter coat is gone
    I’m super soft again.

    When it turns hot in summertime
    She tries to make me clean
    Some nice warm suds and vetrolin
    Restore my coat’s bright sheen.

    This morning when she turned me out
    I galloped off so fast
    She smiled and felt her handsome steed
    Was quite himself at last.

    Hope your day was a good one, Bear!

    Reply

  3. Posted by Barb N.Teddy on May 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    My apologies for somehow posting my poem twice.

    The Tedster

    Reply

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