|Post-ride. The sweat *really* brings out the filth.|
But it simply cannot be helped. I don't board at a "facility" and warm water is a foreign concept in the winter months. Additionally, I'm a firm believer in 24/7 turnout; all 3 of my horses are turned out on 28 acres with 5 other horses. Dirt balls. All of 'em. Q and Stan just hide it better.
|And he really doesn't look his 15hh in photos. Ever. He's got 3" on Q, but you'd never guess from photos.|
I never planned or really wanted a grey horse because I knew their being dirty would drive me a little batty. And the whiter Griffin becomes each year, the more his dirtiness irks me. And to make matters the worst possible, he has a supernatural ability to find the dirtiest, muddiest areas to roll after a ride. Nearly anyone who has ever seen him roll post ride is absolutely appalled and will stammer out shocked words of, "Oh- Oh! He- he's really doing that?! Does he- does he always do this? He's so- he's so DIRTY. Do you see? He's- he's a brown/black horse now! Ugh!"
Yep. He is. But it is what it is. He's happy. He's healthy. He's well taken care of and groomed thoroughly each time I visit. I even use a high powered blower to blast the dust off of him in the winter, believe it or not.
|But daggon is he cute!|
The mud and grass stains will just have to persist in photos during the winter months. At least it isn't poop?
Who knows, maybe he can win the award for *The Dirtiest Grey* one day?
Tell me about your dirty horse!