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post #1 of 14 Old 08-26-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking What is this horse doing this for???

Sorry, but I can't help but laugh at the utter silliness of this. But why is he doing it? Is it because he's nervous or bored?

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-26-2012, 11:41 PM
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I don't know why he is doing it but I have seen horses at work do it just because they are really bored.

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post #3 of 14 Old 08-26-2012, 11:55 PM
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Probably because he is bored. However, it looks like he is biting his tongue pretty hard. If so, he may be forcing an endorphin release....kinda getting a high from it. The same result horses get from cribbing.
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post #4 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 05:10 PM
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Probably because he's bored, or like Allison mentioned he may be getting an endorphin release from it.

I find it rather amusing, but if it became an issue where the horse was putting its health at risk I'd probably try to find a way to keep the horse amused. Plenty of hay, toys in the stall or in the paddock, a pet goat...

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post #5 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 05:54 PM
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Well it looks like it has a next door neighbor @ 16 sec on the clip.
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post #6 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 06:51 PM
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Kind of looks like he has dewormer on his lips. Wonder if he is just annoyed by the "icky" taste?
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 07:02 PM
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I think your right Sahara...it looks like dewormer or something.

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post #8 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 PM
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Could be a stress reliever from living in a stall (cage).
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post #9 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 10:28 PM
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Sometimes my tongue gets itchy and I drag it along my teeth to scratch it. Could this horse be "scratchy" and itchy tongue?
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-27-2012, 10:38 PM
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My best friends mom used to have a barrel horse that would stick his tongue out the side of his mouth the entire run:P
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