Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Summer Heat

Well, the summer heat is definitely in full swing now. The flys are multiplying every second, but no matter what happens, the fly masks are being torn off on a daily basis, haha. I found Gus' mask covered in dirt and poop and shredded for the last time, no more. If he is not that worried about it, then why should I be. I do have some face and eye lotion that should do the trick just fine though. Gus really enjoys being rinsed off in this heat, and like all the other horses, he loves to roll in the dirt and sand right after a nice bath. As soon as those knees buckle and they start to go down you want to scream, but once they get back up and are covered in mud, it is just too funny. Here are some pics from the last couple of weeks: Gus and his new friend Rocky, Gus and Cochise, Wishes and my buddy Scott, the last shredded fly mask, and of course a muddy Mustang. :)







3 comments:

Breathe said...

Great pictures! I have a question... do you think they roll because the don't like the smell of being clean, or as some ancient hide conditioner?

:)

Breathe said...

by the way, over at painted creek they are raising money for an adoption. http://tinyurl.com/l8z9qf

Eric Clayton said...

Well, I have always understood that it feels good, makes them feel clean. Unfortunately, being spotless for them feels awkward, haha. I did take the time to look up your inquiry though....http://www.equusite.com/articles/health/healthRolling.shtml