It seems like horses are such huge creatures that it is difficult to imagine them rolling around on their backs. When the Humane Society of the United States shared this adorable clip of horses having fun outdoors, we just had to share it with you.
Watch as a group of very happy rescued horses are playing in the freshwater of the trough and enjoying the coolness on a hot day. Several of the horses are quite excited and agitated. But then a horse starts rolling around on his back, having a dust bath.
This behavior is not unlike other animals; dogs and cats have both been known to act in a similar way, but it somehow more entertaining the see a gigantic horse rolling around on his back, scratching his itches.
If you have never had the pleasure of watching a horse roll around like this, then that is a real shame. I can vouch for how funny it is to both watch and listen to horses when they play in the dirt. They absolutely love it. Have a quick watch of the video we posted below to see some of the happiest horses in the USA.