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    Old nag stencilface's Avatar
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    Talking Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    I think my horse is not far off from running away a joining a hippo family

    After taking him for a hack the other day, I let him graze around the stables whilst I put them down as he is in a restricted paddock all day, he thought this was an excellent opportunity for a roll.....



    Face gives an indication of his original colour



    And had a little go on the other side (no idea why he wanted to sniff the muck heap!)


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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    I agree they must be closely related i have a cob cross hippo ...

    She has made a wallowing pit at the front of her, field which she visits at least twice a day.
    She used to be skewbald but this winter she has turned an attractive soil brown bay

    At least your has kept his face clean

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    in the rolling photo it looks like he has stumps instead of legs

    clearly he is part hippo
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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    I hadn't noticed that, maybe he is geuninely related!

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    Pretty darned close I reckon!


    that was a purple rug, had to hose it with her in it.

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    *shudders* Mine normally has a rug on, but I was being nice letting him have a bit of fresh air to cool down for a few mins, and that's how he repays me!

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    Mr B has five wallows in his field ;-) he is a new breed of shire x hippo!!

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    A friend's pony was a nightmare for rolling!

    No pictures sadly, but one day it took four of us well over half an hour to get him reasonable enough to go in his stable for the night! Great chunks of mud all over him, and he'd obviously rolled ealier in the day, then again and again, as there was baked on mud under fresher mud . He was literally covered from ear to tail to tips of hooves, including under a pretty well fitting turnout rug.

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    Very! This was within 5 minutes of bringing him home!!

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    Default Re: Hippos & Horses, how closely related?!

    I have a cobxhippo to same weight same mud

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