Photo Challenge: Eight Very Muddy Horses

When you have a mud winter instead of a snow winter, this is the result.

For those who haven’t experienced snow this winter, odds are you’ve experienced mud. We wanted to see our readers’ horses after a good roll in the mud and you delivered! Strangely, I’ve owned two horses in the past (currently not a horse owner), one  chestnut and one palomino, and maybe I’m freakishly lucky, but neither was big on getting mud on every inch of themselves. Anyway, here are eight very muddy horses (well, the one lying down taking a nap is perhaps “about to be very muddy”).

“Mr. Sandman trying to be Mr. Mudman (he’s supposed to be palomino).” Photo by KC Cordell.

“He wants to be any color but white.” Photo by Nina Amelung.

Higher Logic – she was a multiple stakes winning mare and this is how she enjoys retirement. Photo by Melanie Helms.


“Joey, AKA Joe Dirt. He’s gray under the mud.” Photo by Becky J. Cocklin.

“Sporting his mud bath.” Photo by Cecelia Robertson.

Samson and Foxy. Submitted by Janette Gamble-Coulter.

Photo by Stephanie Svatek Reed.

Mud zebra, submitted by Tiffany Morey, photo by Andrea Salotti.

Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday around the end of the day on both Instagram and Facebook.

Go riding!