A Mare's Complicated Trick or Something Else?
Q: My 7-year-old Thoroughbred mare grits her teeth, turns her head sideways, and sticks out her tongue. She usually exhibits this behavior when waiting to come in or if I am standing by the fence. Is she looking for a treat, or is she just impatient?

Beth Fischer, via Facebook

A: It’s hard to know what initially prompted this particular set of behaviors in your mare, but my best guess is that she’s basically self-taught herself a rather involved “trick.” It sounds l

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