Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
It looks like they are trying to lick the outside corner of their mouth, of rub their tongue, right?
It sounds like something my mare does when she is just plain bored. Most times when I have her standing and am just doing grooming and such she does the exact same thing. I thought nothing if it, just figured it's a gimme something to do while I wait for you kinda thing. She did it at the vet's and he was laughing at her and asked if she does it a lot- he said it's the equivalent of a nervous/boredom tic in humans, that not a ton of horses do it, but that the ones who do, it is for no good reason other than that hey they can. :) She is QH/Appy, so it must not be inherent to standies. :) I love her more for her goofiness. :)