Helping to bath a horse from my wheelchair

I have been a horse lover for as long as I can remember always hoping to get my own( read more about this in my e book Equestrian dreams available to down load from Amazon) so when a friend asked if I would like to assist with bathing her horse I jumped at the chance.

I started by wetting Luke a 16.4 hand bay gelding with the hose pipe, his owner Michelle  did the high parts that I was unable to reach from my wheel chair, next I rubbed the shampoo into the lower parts


Luke is an amazing horse and wasn’t phased at all by the ‘silly woman’ who was attempting to wash him from a sitting position! I then rinsed off the shampoo using the hose again

, then a sweat scraper enabled me to remove the excess water,

as it was a warm day he was fine to be left to dry off completely in the sunshine.

Finally as a thank you I fed Luke some carrots and planted a kiss on his nose.

I would like to say a big thank you to Luke’s owner, Michelle Clayton for letting me experience a fantastic morning at the stables and to my sister, Kim Watts who not only accompanied me but also took the photos. I have written an earlier post on my experience of riding for the disabled.

As always comments/questions are welcome





12 Comments on “Helping to bath a horse from my wheelchair

  1. What a lovely blog, so very pleased for you Karen, I know you had a wonderful time, what a lovely horse. Bet you are looking forward to going there again soon.

  2. what a brilliant experience! I’ll bet you had great fun, horses are amazing I wish I had the space/ time and money to keep one~! He’s a beaut too! #thatfridaylinky

  3. It’s so nice to see that you can still do something you live and get so much enjoyment from. A pleasure to read. Thank you for joining us at #familyfun

  4. This must of been a wonderful experience for you Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  5. I am so pleased that you can still get to do so much with the horses that you love so much. Mind you, I used to look after a horse called Rupee and there is NO WAY he’s let you clean him from your wheelchair. He was awful to wash or groom and I ended up chasing him round and then he would almost fall flat on his belly rather than have it cleaned. Thank you so much for lining up to #AnimalTales (and #GoingGreenLinky) and sincere apologies for my tardy response … blame a dodgy modem and virus attack on my laptop. A new #AnimalTales is open now should you wish to link up something new.

  6. Bathing a horse somehow to me seems like it is very calming. He was such a good horse to not care that you were in a wheelchair. What a fun day!

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