This time of year there’s freeze and thaw, snow and rain.
When the ground softens, many horses look like this:
Not Tonka. On the same day that Zephyr coated himself in mud, Tonka came out of the paddock his pristine, shiny self.
Tonka does love a good roll. But it has to be in dry, sandy soil. Like this.
It’s easy to brush off.
I didn’t know about Tonka’s proclivity for tidiness when I got him, but I sure appreciate it. It makes keeping his white parts white a lot easier.
Do you have a mud-loving horse (or other critter*) or one that prefers to stay clean? Tell me in the comments!
(*Of my two sons one reveled in squishy dirt and the other didn’t like the feel of it. It’s a personality thing. No judgements either way – but I sure did a lot more laundry for one of them!)