We have this ongoing stereotype playing out at the farm. Falcon is the perpetual filthy boy that doesn’t miss an opportunity to roll in dirt (think Pig-pen from the Peanuts cartoon).

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And then we have Roulette that glistens even when her paddock is muddy.

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Falcon on the other hand is caked in mud (this side of his body was his “clean side”). It took me 30+ minutes just to clear a spot to put the saddle. And I just gave him a bath the other day and he has since fully embraced his Pig-pen persona. You might be wondering: Why not put on a blanket? Good question. It’s been too warm for his lite weight turnout and I haven’t found anything to keep the mud off that won’t make him sweat. I think about these things a lot… Signing off to go ride my dirty pony.

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Did I mention that he’s helping us do spring tree pruning?

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