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What do you call that lippy thing stallions do?

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    03-21-2012, 07:39 PM
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Weanling
What do you call that lippy thing stallions do?

I'm having a brain fart, and google is being unhelpful...

What do you call it when a stallion (or any horse really) flips up his upper lip?.... I know there's an actual term for it...

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    03-21-2012, 07:41 PM
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Trained
Flehmen response
     
    03-21-2012, 07:41 PM
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Yearling
The flehmen response?
     
    03-21-2012, 07:49 PM
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Trained
My mare does that when I give her a treat. From what I remember it's a way that they can retain a scent longer. But I could be wrong.
     
    03-21-2012, 07:51 PM
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Weanling
Thank you! I kept thinking it was flaming and I was like "NO!! That can't be right!" XD thank you!
     

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