There are a lot of hard to reach places on a pregnant mare. Copy has been shedding her winter coat for a little over a week. Yesterday I spent a good deal of time with the rubber curry on the underside of her belly. I got wads and wads of hair out. Copy went beyond lip wiggling and teeth snapping, directly to moaning. I suppose the massage felt as good as the scratching of itches.
Then I finished off with a quick vaccum with the Dirt Devil. Copy is a very laid back horse. She stands casually with one hind leg resting through most of my grooming routine, but when I applied the Dirt Devil, she craned her old neck back over her shoulder with a clear "WTF are you doing?" Then decided to ignore it completely.