Is it instinct for some horses to naturally love to roll more than others? Those that have 'clean' horses, who stay clean, are lucky! My guy loves to roll in sand, mud, grass, pretty much anything. I hose him down with water and sweat scrape him dry every time I get him in a sweat, and hand walk to dry him. The very next day, he will be covered in dirt. He likes to be dirty. He wants to be dirty. Maybe he knows a trick that I don't..maybe the fly spray doesn't work as well as the dirt does. Who knows!
Below are some fun photos of Lazarus displaying his gymnastic routine while playing in the riding arena.
Paw, dig, dig, dig...searching for the right soft spot
"Oh, here it is."
"Ohhh my back...ahhhhhhhh"
He won't roll completely over I've noticed..just side to side and on his back and then he gets up and starts the routine over for the next side.
Look at those camel lips pursed with enjoyment!