The Scratching Tree

Motor Man and I made a trip to the Outer Banks recently. Yes, while there, we rode up on the beach in search of wild horses.  We saw a few, although none were down by the ocean.

One of the horses provided us with quite a bit of entertainment. First, a little still-shot “teaser”.

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And, now for the entertainment.  For those of you who have horses, you probably see this all the time.  For us, it was a treat.

How fortunate that the tree branch is just the right height for him to reach his itch spot(s).

~These Days Of Mine~

12 responses to “The Scratching Tree

  1. I love this! Growing up around all kinds of animals they used everything for scratching posts, from light poles to trees to trucks to us! That was a cute video. Only thing missing was sound effects!

  2. Oh yes…..horses, cows, dogs, all manner of critters love scratching on trees or fences or whatever is handy. Always fun to watch.


  3. Wonderful absolutely wonderful. Love this treat. Thanks for sharing it. I agree, it’s pretty neat that the treat is the perfect size and form to take care of some serious itching. 🙂

  4. Oh yea—that’s the spot. Right there. No, wait, just a little bit to the right! THERE! Love it . Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cute! Bill’s dad used to scratch his back on the door jam!

  6. .. ” & I’m a NEW horse now !!!! “

  7. Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!!

  8. Yep, and those of us who have horses for show purposes (or not) cringe when we see them trying to “rub their manes or tails out” (oftentimes, there’s a reason other than just an itch!) . He’s wild so… 😉

  9. Everybody needs a good back-scratcher.

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    First of all, that horse is beautiful! Second of all, that video was priceless!!!

  11. Wonderful! I am so impressed with your video. Love the horse and the convenient tree scratcher. Your film is a winner! 🙂

  12. Yep, all kinds of critters love scratching themselves on the nearest available ‘scratching post.’ Our trees are proof! Cute video, Dianna!

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