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    05-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Green Broke
The delights of having a grey horse...


I agonised yesterday evening over whether or not to throw the winter rugs on the horses. However, the skies were clear and it was a fairly warm evening so, eventually, I made the decision to leave them naked for the night.

So of course, in the tradition of Murphy's Law, irony, or just plain old pain in the butt-ism, in the early hours of the morning there's a massive clap of thunder & the rain starts bucketing down.

This is the sight that greeted me when I arrived out the paddock...

my cousin bringing him up to towel him off

Enjoying a neck rub

and then he goes and makes himself look live even more of a dork by rolling and making his ear disappear!

Thanks Rex, I love you too!

Oh and just as a side note, I am very aware that he is in need of some muscling, he's been out of a work for a few months, I've just started bringing him in to light work again.
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    05-22-2010, 07:50 AM
Green Broke
Baha! Chinga would do the same thing. Although his rugged most of the time, so he just destroys rugs..
    05-22-2010, 08:01 AM
Green Broke
Haha, its not such a big deal when my bays & the black horse do it, but Rex! I mean come on! He's almost blindingly "white" when he's clean!
    05-22-2010, 08:05 AM
Green Broke
Yeah haha, my horse proceeded to ruin his mane two days before a really big show.. the show got rained out anyways.
    05-22-2010, 08:22 AM
I know how you feel! My horse is a gray and he is never clean, until I bath him, then 20 minutes later he's dirty again!
    05-22-2010, 08:23 AM
Green Broke
^^ My trainer taught me about day rugs for this reason.
    05-22-2010, 08:54 AM
Green Broke
Haha, the unfortunate part about having a grey is that they can get dirty even if they are rugged 24/7. It's one of their best skills!
    05-22-2010, 10:40 AM
Green Broke
Sooo cute! My last TB was gray and I swear she is the dirtiest mudmuffin I know of. She would find the dirtiest, nastiest mudpatch and roll in it regardless of the time of year, rugged or unrugged. Not happy until she is literally caked in mud and usually had the appearance of a liver chestnut, face and all!

P.S. He looks like such a sweet natured horse, if he wasn't so dirty I would have been tempted to give him a big squeezy hug when I found him in that state.
    05-22-2010, 10:47 AM
Green Broke
Hahaha! I seriously looked up the paddock and went, "who's horse is that??....OMG REX!!"

And he is the sweetest horse ever. I love all of my horses, but this boy is just so gentle and kind that I can't help but play favourites a little teeny bit!
    05-22-2010, 11:17 AM
Green Broke
My Paint who is like a Champagne colored paint so VERY pale stays very clean most of the time oddly but when she gets dirty she makes sure she is very dirty lol and you have a very gorgeous boy there! Mud and all ;)

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