Why Does a Horse Shake His Head?
Q. What causes horses to shake their heads, and how can this issue be resolved?

A. This is actually a question that could have quite an expansive answer. Headshaking can take lots of forms:

  • The head toss seen with play behavior and inter-male aggression;
  • The occasional shake seen after rolling or with insect avoidance;
  • Rhythmic nodding; and
  • Excessive, troublesome headshaking during work

We do see some horses that standing at rest in their stall perform a rh

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