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While I was filling the water tanks this morning, a number of the horses came up, one at a time, to drink. I love how, although every horse has to do the same thing - make a tube with its lips to suck up the water - every horse has a personal drinking style of gestures, usually before drinking. Dawn always flaps her bottom lip (loudly) in the water several times as she's starting to drink. Sugar quivers her top lip before she drinks. Fritz delicately sticks his tongue out just the smallest bit. Fred often sloshes the water back and forth with his nose - sometimes the tank heater gets ejected in the process. Noble sticks his tongue out a long way and tastes the water before he drinks. When I was young, I had a horse that would drink by immersing his entire face almost up to the eyeballs in the water. And I love how some horses' ears flop back and forth in rhythm with their swallowing. I love all these little details about horses and their behavior.