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post #1 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Horse rolling

So I rode my guy last night. After I cleaned him up and put him in his stall/paddock he went outside and rolled in the dirt! I assume this is normal behavior but he sure looked funny -- feet up in the air rubbing his back!
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 02:49 PM
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Totally normal and quite funny to watch. My horses do it after every ride and bath. Which is why I make them stand there to dry before I turn them lose after their baths.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Totally normal and quite funny to watch. My horses do it after every ride and bath. Which is why I make them stand there to dry before I turn them lose after their baths.
I will have make him stand to dry next time. I will be riding him again tonight and then bathing him. He will be by a tree drying in the sun this time. Thanks!! It is very funny though
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 03:16 PM
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Yep, the mare I lease does this as well. She will find the biggest pile of dust she can and just cover herself.

Sure makes her a joy to groom the next time I pull her out!
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 05:13 PM
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Yeah its pretty inevitable that a horse WILL roll after a bath...Definitely helps if they are dry before you turn them out!
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 05:17 PM
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That's the horse's way of grooming themselves. It will help break up any hair that's clumped with dried sweat and it will help to dry any wet sweat.

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 05:19 PM
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Oh yes its very normal. I love it when my gelding does it, even if I don't ride him I just catch him and tie him up, he still does it after I release him lol.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 06:25 PM
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Totally normal and yes, can be a sight to see. They seem to all roll differently
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-31-2013, 06:29 PM
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It's best part of the day 😃
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