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My horse keeps licking walls and people and metal, he also does it at shows, do you have any ideas why? Anything will help xx

My horse keeps licking walls and people and metal, he also does it at shows, do you have any ideas why? Anything will help xx
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I have a feeling it's just habit as he's done it since I got him and I don't see it as a problem but he goes get some weird looks at shows when he's licking a metal bar 😂😂😂😂
My horse does that too!! He has salt but he prefers to lick my face and my clothes!! There's nothing wrong with him... I like to believe he just have lots of love to give 😂
Could just be a weird habit that he has. One of the horses at my barn does that too and doesn’t have any medical issues
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I agree with Carlie in that he might have a mineral deficiency. It may not necessarily be sodium (salt) but another trace mineral. It could also be a weird comfort thing to him.
He has a salt rock
It might taste nice to him (I know horses are weird 😂😂) as to the show part that quite possibly could be nerves
Salt rock works
He could be lacking something in his diet try feeding a vitamin and mineral supplement and give him a salt block if he doesn't already have one.
He has one which is the weird part
Have you tried keeping a salt lick in his stable?
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