Grey Horses and Mud are Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

One of my horses is a grey and white registered Paint. Coda has the most beautiful and shiny silvery white hair. She is absolutely gorgeous! Her spots are a kind of speckly dapply steel grey, but she really looks mostly white. As a result of her color, Coda is a mud magnet.

Me & Coda

Me & my Coda baby ❤

When she is clean, Coda practically glistens and glows. The problem is keeping her clean! Why is it that grey horses are always the dirtiest? Every time I go outside Coda is completely covered in mud. I don’t even know where she finds the mud, but somehow she does.

She attracts mud like a magnet, just like black clothes attract white cat hair. It doesn’t matter if I just spent three hours grooming her, give her five minutes in the field and she’s dirty again.

Clean Coda

Coda is pretty clean here as she stands next to Princess

The other day I looked down to the field from my porch and saw three brown horses. Where did my grey horse go? Oh, she was hiding underneath a thick layer of brownish-black, crusty, sticky mud. This mud is hard to get off, too! No ordinary brush will do, you have to break out the heavy equipment and really put some elbow grease into the job to get her clean again.

She gets brushed every day, often times twice a day. In between groomings she finds a nice, muddy spot to roll…and roll she does! It seems like the light colored horses always stay the dirtiest. Have you noticed this trend?

Dirty Coda

This is what Coda usually looks like out in the field...

Do you have a grey horse? If so, I’m sure you can sympathize with my story! How do you keep them clean?!


About Genevieve

Genevieve is a southern gal who loves to write. She is a graduate of Everest College with an AAS in Criminal Investigations. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and volunteers for Central Virginia Horse Rescue by writing their monthly newsletter. If she's not writing, you can bet she's either spending time with friends and family, playing with the horses, crafting, or reading. Interested in having a guest blog appearance? Email to get in touch! P.S. Subscribe by RSS feed if you are interested in following her creative insanity... ;)

Posted on February 3, 2012, in Animals, Horses and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Just looking at your horse pictures make me want to move back to the farm! Such a great life.

  2. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are
    a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a wonderful job!

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