Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
My old horse (about 22 years old) does that. For some reason sand flies really get into him bad, more than any other horses, I guess they figure he tastes better. Anyway they get up between his back legs and he thinks up the most weird way to scratch up there, he has even snapped off small trees, backs over them and has a good scratch. When I can I get in behind him and squat down and reach up between his back legs and give him a good scratch. When I do this he stretches out, the way he would if he was taking a leak, sticks his head out and loves every bit of it. Occasionally when he has looked back at me doing it I have noticed his eyes just about role back in his head and he gets this blissed out look on his face. It would be funny if it wasn’t for the flies causing him bother in the first place, we spray him but it hardly makes a dent in the flies.