Speedy has quite a lot of mane. In the summer, when he gets hot after a ride, I simply hose him off. This time of a year, soaking a thick coat isn't always wise which is why many people clip. I don't clip my boys; they get to keep their coats on, but it does mean I have to take some extra precautions when it comes to keeping them from getting too warm and sweaty.
I decided to do a quick braid for the lesson. This served two purposes: first, Speedy's neck was kept cooler during his ride, and second, we both get to keep our braiding skills sharp. When the braid was finished, I was actually a little irritated. Can you see why?