Although it looks strange, it's just another day on the farm for this kind owner. Even though scratching a foal's back may seem odd, it's actually quite common for them to seek attention this way!
According to The Horse, scratching is the perfect way to show affection to your horse or foal! Scratching is natural behavior for horses but patting is something that can be confusing for the massive animals.
That's why a good scratch on the back or belly can be so appealing to horses of all ages. In fact, the site explains that scratching can actually bring a horse and its rider closer together since it's a clear display of affection and respect!
The adorable foal in the video below clearly recognizes that its owner cares for it. That's why he runs up for a scratch all the time.