Anyone else's horse do this?

Sep 14, 2007
Toby (proving his suppleness in his old age :p) scratches his ears, poll and top of his neck with his hind hoof :D. I've seen him do it about three times now (I've taken to stalking him round the field with a camera hoping to catch a photo of it :p). Apart from young foals, I've never seen another horse relieve their itches like that. Is it common or is he just special :rolleyes::p?
Sep 14, 2007
Oh good he's not alone :p! He tends to get rid of face itches using his fieldmate's bum :rolleyes: - my pale pink (stupid colour to wear to the horses I know :p) jumper is now a kind of gritty brownish colour and covered in hair because apparently I'm quite good for rubbing his face against too :rolleyes:.


rather awesome person
Dec 10, 2008
My horsey did that while I was riding her out on a hack once. I think she had a cleg on her head somewhere.

All of my horses have done it, but I've never seen anyone else's.


New Member
Sep 24, 2007
Duke does this too and at 16'3 chunky irish draft X it is not very graceful :D Amazes me how doesn't fall over.

He's managed to totally wreck the ears on his fly mask this Summer doing it


New Member
May 21, 2006
Oh yes, all the time and will often have a go when I am riding her!!! :eek:

The first time I had the chiro out she was taking history and asked me how supple she is and did she have any balance issues- just as she said it Molly very precisely scratched the tip of her ear with her hind leg. Chiro fell about laughing :p
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