We have 4 mares, each one is different. Our "milk mare" Fras who still lactates and her last baby is almost 8 years old, will let you clean the nasty tar she gets all day long. She sticks her neck out and wiggles her lips in ecstasy. The only time Vida has attempted to kick me was the first time I tried to clean her girly parts. I finally figured out if I go in from between the back legs, she's fine with it. Go in from the side and your looking for trouble. Same with her daughter Saro. She lets me go in from between the back legs but if I go in from the side she has a squealing fit. Shiloh, the milk mares daughter won't have it either way. I find the young ones don't need it very often but the "moms" get more gunky.
I notice if they are rubbing their tails and they don't have worms, it's usually dirty girly parts.
ETA- by girly parts I mostly mean teats.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Last edited by Vidaloco; 04-12-2013 at 09:55 PM.