Shooing her did not work, and she ran off bucking a few times only to come back. I finally just led My Boy outside the pasture. You can see here how dirty she was to begin with?
Well, like a teenager, she continued her jealousy fit and galloped and bucked around the pasture, ending up warm and sweaty. Then to rub it in (literally) she rolled on both sides, in the wettest poopiest mud she could find. There was no way she was going to dry and get groomed by me today. At least the sun was out and I knew she'd dry okay before it cooled off.
The next day was overcast and getting chilly, which was another reason I wanted to get their coats clean- so their fuzzy fur could stand up and keep them warm!
Luna was very happy to be caught and stood like a statue while I groomed her. I almost needed safety goggles. The mud was so caked into the fur it was like cement (looked like it, too!)
I didn't have a wire curry with me but I used a wide mane and tail brush that I had which worked well to loosen the mud.
My Boy is really a charmer!
After Luna got her beauty spa day, I tried to scoop up some rotten apples that had fallen from under the tree
Gives a new meaning to the term "apple picker", eh?
It felt good to accomplish something with my horses, even just getting them cleaned up a bit. I know the snow is on its way and horse time will be even more limited, so a mild few days like we've had is the perfect chance to horse around!