Remember those days?
I wanted nothing to do with the grooming of a grey horse, especially down the line when grey becomes white. Opie isn't as much of a hog as he could be, but he does love deep sleeps in his stall and has recently discovered the joys of mud. While he's still plenty dark, his grey is more silver-ish--fucking awesome, yes, but it does next to nothing to hide dirt and pee and poop spots. Plus he's got that great big white snoot, a white pastern one hind, and a white leg on the other hind.
|nothing more satisfying than a brand new blankie|
I'm a Type A organizational cleanliness psycho, so Opie is getting really good at standing quietly on the crossties while I dig into him with my curry comb and brushes. Fortunately the dude seems to love his grooming time, even channeling his inner Prince and begging for the curry comb to get stuffed down his ears.
Unfortunately, my grooming tools do not extend further than a rubber curry and a couple of brushes. I don't have any sprays or lotions or dry shampoos or anything fancier than a bottle of Mane and Tail in my arsenal.
I know there are a lot of current and former grey horse owners in the blogosphere, and all of your horses seem to always look amazing, so what are the tricks of the trade? What do I need to purchase for optimum cleanliness, both for a full showtime scrub down and a cold winter day spot clean?
Tell me all your secrets!
|and nothing more sad than its first mud bath|