So my new horse has started licking me! I've had this happen before with an old nieghbor's horse and didn't think anything big of it, I was only 13. But Now with my new horse I was out with him the other day and went to pat his muzzle and was rubbing it and talking to him and he startyed licking me like... alot! What does it mean? Does he have need vitmamins? Is he thirsty? Or is it like a dog and he is saying he is happy to see me?
I thought it was a one time thing but he did it agian today and even licked my cheek! I'm hoping it's because he likes me Anyone know?
Yup my dad had a customer who owner a big bay horse an when my dad would be working outside an sweating the horse would lick him trying to get the salt in his sweat...I would recomend buying a slat lick....
But if you get a salt lick an he keeps it up its prob because he likes you lol My horse does it on occasion if we are just having a relaxing day together an he feels affectionate lol
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I'd say make sure he has a salt block at all times. Make sure his diet is balanced as far as minerals go and that he has free choice hay. Other than that, it's just him :) This is more of an extroverted horse trait, one whos mind is busy busy busy! My first horse did it all the time (he passed away beginning of this year) and my horse now does it a lot.
He's probably seeing if you taste good enough to bite. I wouldn't let it go on.
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