However, my pig fat horses spend a lot of time in the spring and fall with fly masks *and* grazing muzzles...you should hear the questions I get about that...just once, I'm going to answer "Oh, THAT horse. He's criminally insane, those are restraints." or "Him? We call him Hannibal Lechter."
All time favorite -
Had a cute true black large pony in my barn for sale, lovely local hunt/show/pony club pony, good first pony. Clueless newbie parents and beginner child come try him early in the fall, in full coat, when he resembles a stuffed animal. Come back a couple of weeks later, after I've clipped him. Pony is gorgeous, sleek, fit, you can actually see his conformation and he is the typical gunmetal matte black of a clipped horse. Parents take one look at pony and give me the dirtiest look in the history of horse dealers and say accusingly "YOU MEAN THAT WASN'T HIS REAL COLOR??????????"