As submitted for this week’s photo challenge!
Rolling is a natural part of your horse’s self-grooming process: he rolls to remove some of that shedding spring coat, to scratch an itch and work some mud and dirt down to the skin and sometimes even to give himself a little chiropractic adjustment. Whatever the reason, there are few things more satisfying to your horse than a good roll, and few things more entertaining to us as equestrians to watch.
For this week’s photo challenge, we wanted to see photos of your horses enjoying their rolls. As always, our readers delivered.
Lindsay Rausch: My mare will only roll up hill and then gets mad when she can’t make it over. Video by Lindsay Rausch.
Nothing like a good roll in the hay! #horsenation #horsesofinstagram A photo posted by Katie Fiorella (@misskatrinalynne) on
A dirt bath? Yes please. #horsenation #horsesofinstagram #roll #breeze #love A photo posted by Meredith (@meredork) on
This is how we roll #horsenation #sunbathing #bellyup A photo posted by Denise Panariello (@bucking_beaut) on
@dayna.pochron Hunter says ‘I don’t wanna be clean!’ #ottb #thouroughbred #hunterjumper #horsesofinstagram #horsenation #barnlife #liverchestnut A photo posted by Hana-Leigh (@farm_flower_child) on
Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday around the middle of the day on both Instagram and Facebook.