Friday, January 31, 2014

And The Prize Goes To...

GRADY for managing to get the dirtiest!

The pictures aren't great, I took them with my iPhone. We had a little bit of a warm up in the weather department and some snow melted.  The mud was also helped to the surface by having seven horses churn it up. 

His name fits him perfectly, "O'Grady"


Donnie, did you see how dirty Grady is? How does he do that?

It's a rule somewhere in the universe that grey/white horses need to be dirty!

And I am the "Master of Mud"


I'm embarrassed for ya buddy, they're not going to want to brush that off

Until next time

Quote for Today
  Grooming: the process by which the dirt on the horse is transferred to the groom.


24 comments:

  1. One theory is that the gray horse is trying to disguise himself so he does not stand out in the herd and become a target of predators. Makes a bit of sense, actually.

    I certainly think Grady deserves an award for mud distribution. It doesn't look as if he missed much on his body. Have fun brushing. *lol*

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    1. Hi Jean,
      I've heard that theory before and agree it makes sense. Then again Donnie is grey and never gets this dirty! Glad I don't have to brush him, he's my daughters horse.

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  2. *snort* I can totally relate to your quote today!!
    Oh my!! Your Grady and my Ladde would make quite the pair!!! 17 hands of mud encrusted "white" horse makes me a filthy mess, not to mention tired, arm sore and sneezing... just so he can go out and do it all ooooover again! :)

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    1. My favorite part is getting mud out of encrusted manes. Grady is at least 18 hands and I'm too short to get the top of his head. Glad my daughter is tall! He's her baby and her mess.

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  3. Oh my lord, what a state! Master of Mud indeed :D I love the captions you've got with what they're 'saying'. At least its just mud (though I do feel for your daughter, having to clean him) -- one of our dogs, a German Shepherd, would go fling himself into a cow pat (we used to live close to a village when I was little) the minute my dad finished bathing him!

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    1. Guess some animals just don't like that clean smell.

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  4. Maybe Grady prefers being a paint horse. If you don't look at the dark spots as mud & ick, it doesn't look bad on him.

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    1. I asked him about that and he just stared at me and wouldn't commit about being a paint horse one way or the other.

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  5. Don't I know it! My white horse is not happy until she rolls.

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    1. They do seem to have it down to a science!

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    1. If he was going for camouflage I think he made it!

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  7. LOL - we do not have a gray so I can't speak to their rolling habits but the painted pony here rolls like crazy. Oddly, he seems to have a team of elfin groomers who clean him in the night. Our pastures look awful right now with the snow 3/4 melted and the rest is just brown and damp and stirred up by hooves. Ugh! We're warming up nicely but now I see 3 days of RAIN in the forecast. Really? Please, no..... At this point I admit it - I am ready for spring. Even the bugs, I guess, since they'll come whether I want them or not.

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    1. Getting warmer here for today/tomorrow. Almost a heat wave in the 30's. Should really be lots of mud in the pastures for the weekend. Then again more snow on Monday. I'm thinking after they roll in the mud they could roll in the snow and clean it off. Or maybe I could set up the barn aisle with a spray at one end and a dryer at the other end sort of like a car wash for horses.

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  8. He really does seem quite pleased with himself. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for grey horses, the dapples kill me, but I always forget about the upkeep involved. I guess it's nice to be able to admire from afar.

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    1. I have a soft spot for Greys too. My best horse ever was a gorgeous grey. Donnie has a few dapples left on his butt and he's adorable. Grady is technically grey but he's gone completely white so the dirt really shows up nicely.

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  9. SO thankful we live on a sandbar! ;D (are you sure Dusty isn't instigating?)

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    1. Well, I wouldn't put it past her. She never gets really dirty herself.

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  10. Oh poor Grady! Mr. Mudpie. He sure did a great job!

    My boys are looking for mud and tomorrow they will find it, I'm afraid. Dark bays get muddy too! It dries and then they look like Palominos.

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    1. It's true, dried mud on any horse is no fun. Especially, if they have a thick winter coat.

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  11. He looks exactly like Harley. I will never get a grey horse again! (I'm a clean freak!)

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  12. Ha! Don't blame you for that. They can get filthy.

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