Let Your Horse Be Dirty


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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9 Responses

  1. Gwyn Dykstra says:

    Thank you Cassie for making me feel better about not grooming my horse.

  2. Sherri Bridges Fox says:

    That was wonderful to read Cassie. Thank you for reminding us to let our horses be horses, not possessions!

  3. Lynn says:

    My mare loves her daily roll. I call it her daily chiropractic treatment. Here in the desert when we get the rare rainy day I like her to roll and get a good layer of dirt all over her back the day before. She loves to stand in the rain and I think it’s a good barrier, especially if it’s a cool rain. I remember when she was in the early days of her barefoot rehab (9 months now and doing great) she found the mud puddle in the round pen and stood there for half an hour. Must have felt great. To the dismay of other horse owners at the barn, I just let her stand in the mud. I’m not sure what must be thought of me and my barefoot, bitless and dirty mare at our dressage barn, but I sure don’t care, I just know she’s happy!

  4. lelah dobson says:

    Well I totally disagree with letting your horse stay nasty! Urine and poop stains are unacceptable and does not promote a healthy happy horse. In fact I have gotten a few unwanted bacterial problems….I think a few people are a bit lazy in keeping your horse somewhat clean!

  5. Serena says:

    Mud lays the hair flat and takes away any insulation that they may have. Brush that mud out of the coat so the hair can raise and provide insulation. Horses are grass land animals. Not meant to wallow in muddy stalls and paddocks.

  6. Amanda says:

    I’ve also heard that horses also roll in dirt to cover their sent from predictors

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