Farm Day 4: The Beauty Salon

Detangling spray, firm fingers and a whole lot of patience still doesn´t always do the trick with the knots in these horse´s manes. 

By Sarah

Our training as My Little Pony stylists as kids is paying off dividends on the Tobarran farm. The only real difference between grooming the juvenile toys and the Spanish stallions is that the brushes are wooden instead of plastic and you can’t twist the horses’ heads back and forth to shorten the tail. Otherwise, the same beautifying skills apply.

Next week some International guests are coming to the farm to ride and by the time they arrive the horses must be shiny as a new Masarati and as ¨fit¨ as Jane Fonda in the early 90s.   We have all been working hard to prepare.

The Equestrian Car Wash.  I just wish we could charge $5 per horse.

“Lunging” the horses – ie. Running them around in a small circles at the command of our voices.  This builds up the muscles.  Not going to lie, after all the Spanish cuisine we could use similar training ourselves. This is far from the knee-to-ground exercises of US-trainer fame though.


About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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