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post #1 of 21 Old 01-22-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Dirty, dirty mare...

Ugh. Iím not even gonna try and get her clean right now. Went out a little while ago to catch my gelding to work with him... well, apparently my mare decided that she didnít want to be clean, or even moderately clean anymore. Sheís filthy!

I dunno what sheís been rolling in... mud, horse poop, cow poop... probably all of it together. Sheís still WET with whatever it is... and she STINKS! And itís too cold to give her a bath! I didnít want to even touch her because thereís almost no clean spot on her body... Her mane feels like itís had something sticky like lemonade or something dried in it... all stringy and hard... Yuck!

She was spotlessly clean just the other day...

And now sheís...

Even her star and strip looks grey!

I want her clean again... and stink-free!

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-22-2010, 05:03 PM
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Good luck getting her clean! ;)

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-22-2010, 05:08 PM
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"A Dirty Horse is a Happy Horse, and I have VERY happy horses."

^^ One of my favorite quotes.
Stink Free? Ugh! I love the way my horses smell, Especially when its really hold outside...
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-22-2010, 05:49 PM
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haha, at least she is not grey! I brought in one of the horses the other night and it was rather dark outside so I didn't notice anything. But when I left him in the stall his one side was entirely mud! even his face haha, I think he was laying flat out on his side at one point.

There is something about mud that horses just love haha, have fun with the cleaning process!
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-22-2010, 06:03 PM
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I hate when this happens! and then you spend all that time cleaning them up and you know its for nothing because in another couple days its going to be back to the same
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-22-2010, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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That's why I'm not gonna brush her out just yet... she'll just go get dirty again, lol. She and my gelding are the only two that get -that- dirty... the rest just get a little dirty, but mine get filthy.

I love the way they smell, but when that smell is mixed with cow poop and stinky mud smells, it's not nice...

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post #7 of 21 Old 01-23-2010, 12:47 AM
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Tehehehe...mine two young ones are all gucky too...with all the mud and muck I can't work them right now anyway, because the footing (for them AND me stinks!), so I just try to curry as much of it off, and let them be...Main reason I still curry is that I want to make sure there are no scrapes, or funky skin irritations under all that mud...we all know how quickly that can happen! Plus they love when I scratch them all over...their faces are priceless

My mare is the only one who is relatively clean, but that's because she is body clipped and thus blanketed...the last two days have been the first two days I've had to double blanket her, because of the cold, rainy, windy, snowy weather...

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post #8 of 21 Old 01-23-2010, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, lol...

Out of my two, my almost four year old gelding was the clean one...

And here I thought that the boys were supposed to be the ones who liked to get dirty... XD! My girl dried before I let her go, and I looked her over, but didn't brush any mud off... I figured I'd brush her tomorrow...

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post #9 of 21 Old 01-23-2010, 01:28 AM
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With all the rain we're getting here in CA my guys are all really bad. Poor Cody laid down today during a break in the rain intending to roll but once he got down there, he kind of looked around like "ewwwww, wet, cold and squishy" and got back up looking disappointed. They've all certainly gotten their rain water rinse lately. 5 straight days of solid rain!

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-23-2010, 04:37 AM
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Hahaha if you think that's dirty you're crazy! I'll have to get a pic of Annie next time I'm out to the barn. She is a sorrel and white paint, and on most days her white is brown, or black. The color of mud. She'll roll in the sloppiest part of the pasture and her mane and tail drip with muddy gross slop. It would be a blessing if Annie stayed as clean as your mare. :)
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