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This pair of horses were “horsing” around in the pasture biting each others rumps. I’ve since learned from uploading this that this is a grooming procedure that horses do, little did I know not ever owning horses. Glad I chose this image for you all.
Photographed near Cardston, Alberta, Canada

Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 150-500mm lens


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alberta, biting, diamondwillowdesigns, horses, pasture, vickie emms

Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • Lolabud
    Lolabudabout 4 years ago

    Or…….“You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” ;0) Cute shot.

  • thanks Pam, yes I thought of that one too. I was waiting for one to get angry at the nips, but that didn’t happen, lol

    – Vickie Emms

  • Lolabud
    Lolabudabout 4 years ago

    My horses do this all the time, I think it’s a mutual grooming behavior. I also see them lay down in this position…back to back with their heads in opposite directions. So they have a better view of the entire area in case of danger. Even though they are in a safe environment, instinct tells them this is the safest way to rest.

  • aww really? I know nothing about horses or their care, but I love seeing them and photographing them. thanks for the infor hon

    – Vickie Emms

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    There’s nothing like a good mutual butt rub!

  • you got that right :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    Oops!
    Forgot to also add, Beautiful! Love it!

  • and thank you so much Corri

    – Vickie Emms

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago

    oh this is funny. great find. Di

  • thank you Di, been wanting to upload this one for some time

    – Vickie Emms

  • AngelArtiste
    AngelArtisteabout 4 years ago

    Adore this~ I have been longing to learn to draw horses correctly and beautifully ~

  • thanks for stopping in Angel, glad you like this

    – Vickie Emms

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Yep the old nip game!! Ours use to do it all the time!! Hated it when I was riding tho!! Wonderful catch!!

  • ehehe,,,,,love it. I guess that would hinder a ride alright.
    Thanks Cianna for dropping in

    – Vickie Emms

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 4 years ago

    You just knew you would get me with this wonderful image.. Excellent capture and certainly brings me pleasant memories..

  • thanks so much Carol, glad you like it. I love horses, just never owned one. Had one of our daughters who wanted a horse, but we just knew as with the cats and dogs, that the work would be ours to keep it fed and cleaned.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!! So beautiful horses!

  • thank you Paul

    – Vickie Emms

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    This is a fabulous capture Vickie,

  • thank you so much Ann

    – Vickie Emms

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