Thursday, July 14, 2011

"The Importance of Technique While Rolling," by Lucy

Welcome to Lucy's first online seminar. 
Today she will instruct us on proper rolling techniques to achieve maximum therapeutic results 
while looking one's best for the camera.

1. Find the proper spot to perform your roll. It must be free of all rocks and cacti. 
Dig around the spot with your hoof to ensure there are no sharp objects hiding below the surface. 
Roll your mouse between the margin and the photograph about 40 times, 
then you should be ready to roll yourself.



2. Bend all your legs simultaneously and gracefully plop to the ground.



3.  Flop over to your left.



4. Flop over to your right.


5. Repeat. 

6. Repeat. 

7. Repeat. 

8. Repeat. 

9. Repeat.



10. Rest.

If you performed step 1 above correctly, you, too, will be wearing a lovely shade of earthtone lipstick.



11. Stretch your front legs forward, making sure to keep one eye focused on the camera.



12. Stand up, get your balance, and look smug, knowing your back no longer itches
and that your body is covered with a layer of dirt to protect you from bugs.

Class dismissed.



28 comments:

  1. Estella from Co.7/14/11, 4:10 AM

    I like the ear action on the last picture and the position of the legs. Lucy, you put on a fine class,I like the ALL NATURAL lip cover, and I bet the boys like you as a red head...gray can become boring AT times. Have a good day...lots of hugs

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  2. Thank you Lucy for this online training. I feel much better now. That was just what I need for enjoying my lunchbreak!

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  3. Great seminar, Miss Lucy! My equines (and dogs) went to the same rolling school as you did.

    They enjoy nothing more than a good, back scrittchin', flippy flopping roll in the sand. Or stink, depending on which of my critters is rolling at the time.

    :)

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  4. THANKS! I'm headed out to the backyard to try this out for myself... always loved that shade of lipstick!

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  5. "gracefully plop to the ground"? um, nope,,,,I will be plopping with a thud thankyou! But I just may take Lucy's suggestion with the dirt....Alberta is infested with mosquitoes this year, ick.

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  6. I love how one ear is pointing straight up!

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  7. Isn't it funny how after you give them a bath they go roll? Roll, roll, roll, dum de dum...sigh...

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  8. Very informative seminar Lucy. You're a wonderful teacher.

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  9. I love it. My favorite is the positions of the ears in the middle photos - do the ears help with some of the proper balance of head to butt when rolling?

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  10. A sand bath now that's a thought!
    Best always, Sandra

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  11. I can easily plop to the ground, but it's getting back up that I need to master. I knew how when I was younger. Harry and Gunny have this same technique, but we don't have the red dirt for the finishing touch. My guys use their tails as a little dusting broom while they're rolling which also seems very effective. Another fun post, thanks for the grins.

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  12. Now that was a seminar worth every penny! Heading out right now to do a little rolling!

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  13. Her summer coat has a polka dot thing going on. Never noticed that on her winter coat.

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  14. What a face. I'm in love.

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  15. Very informative, Lucy, but you forgot to point out proper ear etiquette- one must keep the bottom ear stretched out for maximum dirt-bath benefit and to avoid squishing!

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  16. There is a lot of ear action to the roll, too. Very interesting! I used to live in a house in the woods in Northern Virginia. We had red clay soil as the base and the cats loved to roll in it because it coated their skin. Most of them would clean their fur afterwards, but one of them didn't care. We would pat him and there would be a cloud of dust. He didn't have ANY bugs at all! LOL!

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  17. She's like a super model. I do believe she's sucking her cheeks in, in a couple of those shots. I love the one ear tucked back, with each roll, as well. Excellent technique.

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  18. Pippin and Doc would like to know what to do if the sandy area has suddenly turned into a field of mud? Will that be covered in future lessons?

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  19. LOL LOL LOL

    ... a true Diva ALWAYS keeps her eye on the camera lens...

    Thanks for the laugh and the "lesson"!

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  20. I can personally attest to the great value, and subsequent joy, resulting from a good roll in the New Mexico dirt. It certainly kept the bugs off me!

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  21. I also had not noticed her polka dot coat....I love it. And the class was so worth it. Thanks Lucy girl.

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  22. Love it! I stumbled onto your blog via another blog and it has become one of my favs! And after the night/day I've had (de-odorizing 2 dogs & a house due to a skunk run-in), I really needed this laugh! Keep 'em coming!

    Raymona

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  23. Loved that seminar! I noticed that Lucy's tattoo looks like a ship's anchor - quite an amazing lady!!!

    Nancy in Iowa (back after computer problems. At least the Missouri River flood hasn't come into town...)

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  24. What? No mouse-over action for the left to right flopping around? Please, can we have a mouse-over for that action?

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  25. OMG his face is just perfect!!!! Love it!

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  26. Your posts and pics always make me smile.
    And boy, do I need that right now...
    Thanks!!

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  27. Like Mom L, I just noticed Lucy's brand. Having an anchor tattooed on her shoulder is rather - please excuse the language for the sake of the pun - badass.

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  28. Ok, that explains it. I was starting on the wrong side. Thanks Lucy!

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