So for the first time that I can remember it was warm enough in February to give Gen a bath! Since we have a hot water at Hill farm my rule for a bath is above 60 degrees and Sunny. When I saw a warm day coming up last Friday there was no way that I could pass it up. The major draw back of a naked pony in the winter is how very, very dirty he can get his whole body. It has been driving me nuts! I practically ran out of work on Friday on time so that I would have time to scrub Gen white and let him dry before the weather got cool again. I mean, it has already snowed since Friday with more on the way tonight.
Gen thinks that it is cruel to give a horse a bath when there is still snow and ice on the ground. The look on his face is that of a pony who does not think that his Mommy would be so mean.
Clearly he underestimates my love of a clean pony!
Poor Gen, wet, cold, unhappy and with one shoe on. His life sucks…I should have taken a picture of my face…I was glowing with joy!
See that river? That is actually the driveway! If was the first time in 55 days that there was grass exposed! A record in this area. Gen almost felt like a bath was worth the chance to nibble on some grass…almost.
Gen thinks that someone out there should come out and rescue him! His is clearly ABUSED!!
Does Gen not look completely and utterly defeated in this picture?
Look at that white pony against the snow! And check out that tail! I love looking at a sparkling pony! Gen might not think so, but I think it was totally worth it!
So which side are you on…Gen’s or mine? Is it cruel to give a horse a bath in the winter when it is 65 degrees outside? I would just like to point out how white he is in the photo above before you make a decision.