There's actually a lot to like about winter — hunting, racing, warm baths after a freezing hack... But unless you're verging on mad, mud is not one of them. Whether you are the owner of a grey, take a tumble out hunting or have a You've Been Framed! moment getting stuck trying to catch your horse, it will have haunted you one way or another this winter. And all you can do is Keep Calm And...
Ah yes, now you remember why you dithered over buying a grey
Rule The World and David Mullins clinch the 2016 Grand National title at Aintree
AP McCoy certainly experienced his fair share of mud during his race-riding career, pictured here at Chepstow
Standby for some comedy falls as you chase your horse around the field this winter
This Beaufort hound can't see what all the fuss is about
The Morpeth's joint master Evan Jobling-Purser will have his work cut out
Grafite and Charlie Poste after a muddy afternoon at Haydock
You'd be for given for thinking these York & Ainsty South hounds were black Labs...
Things get a little muddy at the Royal Welsh Show in 2009
A Quorn follower kicks on after a muddy fall
Lukasz Kazmierczak's ride Ostler gets a good coating at Burnham Market in 2011