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post #11 of 12 Old 04-13-2015, 10:15 AM
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Your horse peeing in the same spot could be a form of territorial marking. I know when my neighbor's mares have come for a visit, my geldings will sniff, exhibit the Flehmen response and then pee or poop right over the spot where the mare had previously gone.
I'm sure this is at least part of it. Dogs do this almost universally, and I think deer do as well. I suspect many animals do, but I can't say with any surety.

I have noticed that our herd has a kind of "thou shalt poop here" rule. They are more adherent in the summer, but they tend to use the same area during the winter as well. I like it: makes cleanup with the tractor possible. Good Horses!

Um, they use The Poop Pile for napping as well. I wonder if this isn't a chicken or egg scenario, but it does make for aromatic equines ;-)

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-13-2015, 10:26 AM
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I had a mare who used to pee in her stall as soon as she saw me approaching with food. It was a run-in so she would often come in from outside, then pee. It also drove me nuts! My two present geldings pee in the same place in the field, usually one right after the other.
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