Our mare was a little bit goofy last night with my daughter. They were in the arena together and the mare rolled and then ran around at full speed and bucked for a little bit just having a great time. When my daughter went up to her to bring her in the horse started to lick and smell her - ALL OVER! She did this for a really long time, licking and softly nibbling her jacket, (shoulders, arms, truck), her skort, bare legs and even her shoes! She licked every inch of my daughters bare legs and seemed to be really relaxed, almost in a trance. It seemed very sweet. My daughter just placed her hand very gently on the mares face and the mare just kept going and going at it. After my daughter walked away Lily smelled where she had been standing, walked around then came back to that same spot and smelled some more!
Is this just some extra affection? Has anyone else had their horse do this?