Why Your Horse Playing in the Mud is Magical! [Fun Videos]

Seeing a horse playing in the mud is so MAGNETIC… 

When we think of horses, we often imagine them as elegant and graceful creatures, running through open fields with the wind in their mane.

However, there’s another side to these majestic animals that can be just as entertaining ― horses playing in the mud.

What will follow are 3 videos with hilarious equines showing some mud antics (Don’t MISS!)…

TOP 3 Videos of Equine Friends Having Muddy Sports

If you, a proud horse owner, ever caught a horse playing in the mud, you witnessed how carefree and gleeful they can be – it’s as if they’re reliving their childhood days!

Don’t worry ― they LOVE IT. Don’t believe me? Science cannot disagree:

Equine Wellness Magazine points out this fascinating finding about mud and horses:

Encountering a bit of mud can be good for your horse’s hooves, keeping them from becoming dry and contracted.” (1)

With mud squishing between their toes and slapping against their sides, horses seem to find pure bliss in the sensation of cool, oozy mud.

And while mud play may seem like pure fun and games, it has some surprising health benefits for our equine friends. (2)

The natural minerals in the mud can work wonders to soothe skin irritations while rolling and rubbing can loosen up stiff muscles and get their circulation flowing…

Now that I’ve revealed some splendid chestnuts about horses join me, brace yourself, and dive into the 3 HILARIOUS and informative horse-loving muddy videos:

#1 Bold and Daring: Dark Horse Embrace the Joy of Mud Play

If you’ve ever enjoyed watching a dark horse roll around in the mud, you know how bold and daring these animals can be.

They dive into the mud without a second thought, reveling in the cool, mucky sensation against their skin.

It takes bravery to embrace such a messy activity fully, and this horse seems to relish in its audacity.

Despite the thick layer of mud on their fur, it isn’t afraid to come up close and speak its mind, a testament to their confident, outgoing nature.

Be sure to check out our other videos featuring horses and balls and our heartwarming “Tell Me You Own Mares” video!

 #2 Tell me you own Mares: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Have you ever spotted two mares in a field, one looking like a petite pony compared to the others? It’s like seeing a real-life version of Odd Couples!

But fear not; this size difference is common among horses and a sign that they’re well-loved and cared for.

Maybe the little mare is just really good at portion control, or the big mare is just a fan of the buffet line.

#3 The Funny and Informative Truth About Horses Rolling on the Ground

That fellow rolling on the ground makes me want to join in! Why do horses LOVE to roll with the ants, daisies, and creepy crawlies on the ground?

Here’s why: rolling on the ground is like a spa day for horses ― it helps to massage their muscles and relieve tension. Plus, it’s a great way for them to scratch those hard-to-reach spots!

Seeing your horse rolling around is a good sign that they’re content and comfortable. Rolling on the ground is a sign of happiness and relaxation for horses.

Believe it or not, horses love to play tag! Rolling on the ground is one way they play this game with each other, and it’s an excellent way for them to bond and socialize.

Rolling on the ground is also a chance for horses to get dirty. They’ll cover themselves in dirt, mud, and dust, which can actually help to protect their skin from insects and the sun.

So, if you’re ever tempted to leave your horse without a rug for a little while, remember this: rolling on the ground can happen anytime, anywhere, and without warning!

Always bring a rug to keep your horse happy, healthy, and clean.

Horses Playing and Enjoying in the Mud


1. Equus. Good mud, bad mud [Internet]. Equus Magazine. 2018 [cited 2023 Mar 9]. Available from: https://equusmagazine.com/horse-care/good-mud-bad-mud-25957/

2. Guthrie T. Mud, mud go away- leave me and my horses alone: Part 1 [Internet]. MSU Extension. 2016 [cited 2023 Mar 9]. Available from: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/mud_mud_go_away_leave_me_and_my_horses_alone_part_1

Siun L
Siun L

Siun is an all-around animal lover, with a passion for horses. She grew up in the United States, competing in the hunters, equitation, and jumpers. Now living in Ireland, she competes with her own showjumping horses. She is experienced in the care and training of horses, as well as teaching riding lessons. She loves to combine her love for horses with her work. When not working, Siun will be found at the stables, rain or shine.
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