I have a 4 year old mare that I have had for a year now. Where I live it is very muddy and wet and as usual the gate area is really wet. Molly (my horse) lives out all year with big winter rugs on at the moment. She has recently started to roll A LOT. As first this was not a problem but as the field gets even wetter she is rolling more, (and always in the mud even those she has 3 acres of grass).
After a ride she will usually roll as soon as the bridle comes off. To stop her from getting cold I have been putting her rug on before she can roll. However, twice now she has started to roll whilst I was putting the rug on.
She is now rolling when I give her food bucket. She rubs her head on the bucket then rolls with the bucket in-between her legs, taking mouthfuls of food whilst rolling.
I donít think it is colic as she rides like normal, her stomach is very noisy and she is not showing any other signs like kicking at her stomach. Could it be something else or have a jump got a horse that love to roll when I am there? Itís starting to get annoying as she is always filthy for any shows!