Well, tonight was a little different. No change in her body shape or size, but her behaviour tonight was seriously wierd for her.
Now, I've seen her bite at her belly when the foal kicks, but I have never seen a horse in my life, do what she did tonight, and I can't find anything on google or a video of another horse doing the same thing......
I fed her and Mitchell, DJ is getting 2kg of mitavite Breeda each day in total, and the two are separated at feeding time so I know wo is getting exactly what.
After feeding, her belly started going nuts and she bit at it a few times.... But then it started to rain and get cold, so I put a cover on each horse. Mitch was fine, carried on as usual. But when I put the cover on d, she stood there pissed with her ears pinned giving me a death stare but standing still, so I carried on. As soon as I had finished putting the cover on and stepped back, she started rodeo spinning and biting at her belly.... But this was different.. She is a thoroughbred who has never done rodeo in her life, and when I say she was spinning, I don't mean the average rodeo spin, you know, planting a back hoof and pivoting around on that with the front end being the end that goes around.... No. She had one front leg planted firmly on the ground, and had her entire back end pivoting around her planted front end, while still biting her belly and swishing her tail, and still at the speed of a rodeo spin. I wish I had a camera on me now but I didn't.
When she stopped spinning, she kept biting her belly, so I walked up and undid the cover, and took it off, she had clearly just told me she didnt want that cover on. After taking the cover off, I stood and watched for a minute, while her belly still jumped around just in front of the flank at the bottom, and she kept biting her belly. When that stopped, she walked over to Mitch and huddled up to him and he let her.. Usually if I'm there he will not let her near him and will go in to full attack mode, but he stood quietly and tucked his head over hers..
I'm going to check on her before I go to bed, I just think its really strange what she did, so thought I would post.
R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms