As winter approaches, so does the prospect of mud — and plenty of it.

If you’re left frustrated by your horse’s inability to stay clean, these muddy mares and grubby geldings are sure to put things in perspective…

From pristine white to mud-caked brown, we bring you the very best transformations of greys, pre and post roll, from H&H readers.


This handsome gelding decided he would rather be piebald than grey.Robbie Edit


“Filthy monkey” and ex-racehorse Fin is pictured looking spotless and stunning before the Royal London Show and in his field enjoying a more camouflaged appearance.
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This Welsh mare is captured at a rare clean momentEllen Holmes2 and in her favourite muddy state.


Jay made a hasty transformation when he got home from Hickstead after being placed sixth in the working show horse class.

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27-year-old Cara is now retired, but still loves rolling. Her owner wonders how she ever kept her clean enough to put a bridle on.

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This 15-year-old Irish draught can’t get enough of mud and is never happier than when having a roll.



This little mare hates the summer with no mud to roll in.



Bay or grey? Rupert is barely recognisable after a bath.



This chap makes a dramatic transformation from show to field.

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Colin can’t stay clean for long and enjoys a mucky roll in the arena.

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Even when Connemara Rupert is clean he manages to make a mess. He loves nothing more than being covered in mud.


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This retired gelding still manages to turn heads — whether clean or muddy.

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Show mare Dusky scrubs up well, and is pictured looking pristine a week after resembling a mud monster.

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Arab Iona has a talent for plastering herself in mud.

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Warren Lamperd’s four-star eventer scrubs up so well her groom Suzanna Aromando won the Vicky Laing STX Equine Fitness Horse Care award at last year’s Burghley Horse Trials.

Burghley Horse Trials 02 09 2015

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  • Gabriella Christina Neve

    And he’s 15 and full irish draught 🙂 guessing there was a mistake!

  • Gabriella Christina Neve

    That’s my boy ♡ he’s called Cracker though not Monty 🙂