Today when I went to get him in from the field he was pretty muddy and fairly damp.
Except, that is, for his mane and about 85% of his tail. That was soft, slightly wavy, un-tangled, clean ... In fact I have never seen hair in such great condition before.
So - How did he get that ...
Rolling in mud yesterday afternoon after his ride (Sorry, folks I said a roll in the mud, not a "roll in the hay") ... and then ... (This is the important factor) ... Standing in driving, freezing rain for 12 hours!! Well, it worked - He looked stunning - the comb went straight through!
Anyway - enough of his beauty treatments - we met up with Ros and Cherry and went through the woods today. As it was quite mild we only walked and trotted ... So DJ also has a handy hint ... If you want to exercise - Don't wear a fluffy fur coat!!!
He returned very hot!
Still it gave me the chance to actually get his tack cleaned, after I had towelled him down - so that was good! And it didn't stop him eating a snack before he went back out to his field!!