Originally Posted by Sarahandlola
Today I put Lola in a different field. I watched her for a while and noticed she did weird things! She would go up to a horse and they would smell each other. But they did it like really fast...Like they were smelling very loudly ....( I dunno how to describe it) Then she started pawing and did a little rear striking out at the horse with her front feet?! I have never seen a horse do that before. Usually when they want another horse away they will turn around and kick it...
So what was she trying to say to those horses?
Adding I also see horses bite other horses but pawing at them is odd. =/
Its a mare thing. I have had mostly mares my whole life and a few (like 5) have been known to paw when the meet another horse. My new baby is one of those mares. It's normal. I wouldn't worry until someone gets kicked at, then I would move them. Pawing is usually a play thing if the just all of a sudden rare up and paw, if they are smelling and then rare up and paw they are difinitely not happy.
The first time my baby pawed she was sniffing out barn cat and he twitched his tail and she slapped at him. It was the funniest thing (she didnt hit him, thank goodness) but it scared the holy bajezus out of me