Friday, May 09, 2008
In the category of why bother
I love to give the horses baths, and mostly they love the attention and the scrubbing. Bar in particular would stand perfectly still and have me hose down his bowed tendon for, oh, about an hour I think.
But, as those of you with outdoor horses know, moments after returning a clean and shiny (and wet) horse to their paddock, you experience a "why did I bother!" moment as they drop to the dirt to - especially in Lena's case - very, very thoroughly undo all that hard work.
Then you sigh and console yourself with the fact that at least you had them clean for a moment and under the dirt is a soft fluffy coat.