Like most horses, LGRS mare “Cowgirl” most often siphons water by touching her lips to the surface of the water and sucking in huge gulps. This is similar to the way cows drink. So-called common knowledge dictates that horses do NOT lap up their water like a dog — but we know that’s “horse feathers” because if a horse is in the right frame of mind, they certainly DO lap up water like a dog!
Take for instance, Cowgirl. If we run the hose to fill up her stock tank, she will let the water run on her face and lap at the water as it comes out. Even if water is not running she splashes at the water with her tongue. We think she does this just for fun. What do you think?