Anatomy of a Roll

It’s spring, and the horses are trying to shed their winter fur.

The sand in the arena is perfect for rolling around in to help with that, and also to give your back a good scratching.

Bonnie would like to demonstrate for you exactly how this works.

First, you get down there and get ready.

Then you roll first to one side . . .

Pause . . .

Then to the other . . .

And here’s a very important step: You must use your front legs to drag yourself back and forth on your belly for a bit, just to scratch your tummy real good.

Then one more for good measure . . .

Then up you come for a good shake.

And that’s all there is to it.

Did you get all that?

Then if you feel like it, you should just take a nap . . .

Published in: on April 18, 2011 at 11:33 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. First of all, I didn’t realize that horses had a “winter coat”… stands to reason, though, if cats and dogs do, I suppose horses would too, right?

    As I only have experience with cats and dogs, these are the only animals I have to compare…. but now that I’ve read your blog, I’m thinking that ALL mammals could have winter ooats… Ya think, eh? *s*

    Second, do horses sleep standing up? Yes, you may laugh at my stupid question, but remember – I’m mostly a city gal. *grin*

    Tks for the most informative blog! I’ll have to try that “horse shimmy” at home, on our carpet this evening! LOL


  2. Oh.. I forgot to add….

    The “sleeping on my feet” trick? Well, personally, I already have that one mastered!



  3. Love it! I always heard a horse was worth $100 for every time he could roll clear over from one side to the other.

  4. I loved watching our horses do that. They crack me up!

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