Most horses spend a good portion of the day outside. Have you ever wondered how they avoid those irritating bugs and flies? In the current issue of Zoobooks Wild Horses, you can find out!

If you ever catch a horse rolling around in the mud, chances are it’s not just being playful. In fact, rolling around in the mud or dust allows horses to get rid of pesky little insects and loose hair. And that’s not all — the dust and mud that sticks to horses when they get back on their fours actually protects them from the sun and insect bites. Forget sunscreen and bug spray — these animals know how to take care of themselves au naturel!

Learn more fun and interesting facts about horses in the Wild Horses issue of Zoobooks, available for order online. Or, subscribe now and receive Zoobooks Wild Horses as your first issue!