Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pigs In Slop

We had some steady rain off and on yesterday afternoon and evening. There is an area at the corner of my arena that is a low spot and tends to make a puddle after it rains. I watched the some of the horses in this pasture having a grand time with this puddle today. They were having so much fun in the muddy water that the best description for them was they looked like pigs in slop. It was fun to watch them cavorting and being so silly.

Ogie was the first one in and he splashed the water with his front legs for a few minutes. Asterik watched him.

Then Asterik decided to join Ogie in the splashing

Asterik decided to take the fun one step further . . .

. . . gray horses are genetically programmed to get as dirty as possible and Asterik was no exception today

A few minutes later Winston joined in the fun. Winston and Asterik splashed and played and rolled while Ogie watched. B-Rad and Alex also watched.

Chance on the move

B-Rad grazing while Alex looks around

Faune, Sebastian and Winston were almost hidden in the early morning fog

Leo and Grand

Cuff Links, Lily and Harmony

Trigger and Lucky playing over the fence

Slinky

Snappy, Teddy, Clay, Silky, Spike, O'Reilly, Lucky, Lightening

Clay

4 comments:

Sylvia said...

Great video. They really got in to it!

lytha said...

it's like they were saying "this water's not muddy enough. still not muddy enough. ok, getting better, oh this is gonna beat the heat and bugs!" i love how close your horses are, touching each other without personal space issues.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

oooh...blech....my lady is glad goats don't like to roll in the mud. She has a video of her horse doing the same thing as Asterisk in a giant slime puddle. hee hee. They look like they had a lot of fun but I'm not going to try it!

Kate said...

Love the puddle horses! When I was young, I had a white (cremello?) QH mare named Snow who would always lie down and roll in any water we walked into.