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Posted: Friday 25 September, 2009

by Rosemary at 10:33am in Equines 2 comments Add your own

This is how my chum Claire describes my horse, Smokey.

Given that the weather is on the turn, I decided to give him a bath while the sun was out. He suffers from sweet itch so tends to roll a lot and get very muddy, if he doesn't have his rug on.

He doesn't mind being bathed although I'm usually as wet as he is. I decided to take before and after photos, this time. Despite giving him a real good scrub, I couldn't get all the black off his hindquarters - I think it's ingrained. His winter coat is coming in - he'll be like a teddy in no time and hopefully the dirty bits will grow out.

I think he's very handsome, but I may just be biased.

Comments

Shea

Saturday 26 September, 2009 at 4:47pm

I just got a new dappled grey mare. The previous owner had used her at a child's party and had used "rinse-out" hair color to turn her pink. Pink! We spent the better part of a day washing the red mud and the pink dye out of her coat and mane... it took hours and I ended up soaked to the skin, but she looks nicer now. Actually she doesn't look like the same horse at all! Much prettier without the hint of pink!

claire

Friday 2 October, 2009 at 12:52pm

before

http://clairesgarden.blogspot.com/2008/10/white-when-washed.html

after

http://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/diary/archives/000248.html

handsome in both forms!!

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