The new hot spot is the downed tree limb. Occasionally when we have a lot of rain, as we've had in the last couple of weeks, a big, healthy tree limb gets too wet and heavy and falls down. This would be why Jason hates trees and if it were left up to him a giant bulldozer would come in and push down every tree on the place. He hates cleaning up downed tree limbs and dead trees.
Several of the horses have learned how to back their way into the limb and get a full body scratch. If they position themselves just right they can scratch their back, their belly, their rumps and their heads all at the same time. They find this to be heavenly. I see the horses grazing in the vicinity of the limb a lot, and periodically someone goes over there for a nice scratch. Often they go in pairs or groups and hang out and take turns. Sometimes a couple of horses will work their way into the limb at the same time and have a pairs session.
Some of them really have the technique down. They walk over, back in and position themselves perfectly. Despite watching some of the experts display their techniques, some of the others just don't have the moves down, at least not yet. They're definitely still practicing though!
Dutch having a good scratch session while Wiz watches; Murphy is still working on his scratching technique. It is the backing in part that he hasn't perfected yet!
Wiz, Sebastian, B-Rad and Darby
Rampal (and Johnny behind him)
Fonzi and George
Cuffie found a place to scratch too
Take a picture quick - the shed is in use! Murphy, Dutch and Wiz
Chili, Boo and Clay
Kennedy grazing with some friends
Silver and Johnny playing over the fence
MyLight and Silky