I suppose I have a conundrum. Since I’ve begun heading towards eventing I’ve left Amber’s whiskers alone. Personally, I think they give her a lot of character and look adorable. Also, less work for me.
I have to trim her eyelashes still since (I’ve trimmed them since she was 3) they now curl up to her eyeballs and that’s uncomfortable. Mostly I leave her ear hair because gnats and flies just LOVE her and get in her ears. But, I also don’t want to look like we just ventured out from a summer on pasture. Although……we sort of have.
However, she doesn’t look unfit or seem to lack shine. I don’t think we’ll look that homeless. And from where the judges are standing I don’t think they’ll really see her whiskers unless they look really closely. Personally, I don’t think she looks unkempt, and I will trim a bit of her ears and eyes, but what do you guys think? I’m inclined to say whiskers, but I’d like to know your thoughts too.
It’s a local show; nothing like AQHA points or anything. Classes I am entering:
So…… Whiskers or no whiskers? What do you guys do for shows? Do you just go with whatever or prefer a trimmed look? Let me know, and let the fun begin!