Thursday, 31 March 2011

Muddy Horses

Butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, at least not at the moment but yesterday was a different matter. We’ve had sun shine for days now and the horses have been going out with no rugs on, I had just finished hanging the horses hay nets when it started raining, it was not cold so I left them out for a bit longer. I don’t know if it was their way of getting back at me for leaving them in the rain, but they all had a good run around, and then when they were quite wet they all rolled the end result mud! Today they have all had a bit of a groom, I use a curry comb to take the mud off but as the photo shows there is still dust, then I use a Bartl sheepskin grooming mitt to try and get the dust off, it is quite good and so soft that I can do their face’s, oh and I don’t use a metal curry comb on the horse just to put your minds at rest.
Thanks for the comments, Abby, I don’t know about trying for the donkey as where we are moving to has houses nearby and we might have complaints about the noise.

3 comments:

Sherri B. said...

I think they just like to get dirty and roll around..I bet it is just a bunch of fun for them.

My Spotty Pony said...

Your horses are so well looked after... the Bartl sheepskin products are the best. I bought a Bartl girth sleeve on ebay at a really good price and it is fantastic. The fields are indeed muddy again after more rain and it is hard work keeping the mud off. Shame about the donkey but I understand your concerns about the eeyore noises! Abby

allhorsestuff said...

Yep, mud mud, glorious mud!
Got our share here in Oregon! Some time, when my arms can have days to recover from brushing, I'll take the rain sheet off! She'd love it!

Oh, I cringed when I saw the huge pressure mark of white hair on..the mare? Did she come that way?