Have you ever finished grooming or bathing your horse, then turned them back out in their field only to watch in dismay as they choose the dirtiest area, drop down, and Roll!
A few moments later, they pop back up, shake off, and saunter away looking smug. Meanwhile all you can do is shake your head, think of the last thirty minutes you wasted cleaning them, and wonder “Why do they have to do that!”
There is a reason behind most behavior, and rolling is no exception. In this video, I will explain three physical reasons why horses roll and what rolling may do for the horse emotionally as well.