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!)
The horses I have now are not mud-lovers, yay!! My old gelding, whom has now passed, was awful, he would even get it in his ears. And since the ground here is clay, some of it would dry into hard balls hanging on his winter fur, terribly hard to get off without aggrevating him.
Getting mud in ears is a talent 🙂
Good old Tonka. He looks soooo beautiful!
Yep! We had a large hairy crossbreed dog (German shepherd and border collie in the mix, we were told!) who just had to LOOK at a muddy puddle and he’d be soaked.
Lately we’ve had greyhounds, who not only didn’t like going out in the rain, would walk around a puddle rather than through it!
It takes all sorts, but you can’t help but love ’em anyway! 😉
I had a dog who was a BC/Husky, so when she got dirty it was a production to get her clean. She’d belly plop into mud holes to cool off, and frogs would jump out!
I grew up with St. Bernards. Plural. Enough said.
Mud and drool. Yep, enough said.