ci_fans_unite prompt: ginger
Word count: 100
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Description: Another crime scene at a stable. Bobby shares a few choice tidbits from his vast, encyclopedic store of knowledge.
"What was he doing to the horse?"
"See what he's clutching? It's a peeled hand of ginger. Probably to insert into the-the anus. It's called figging. Often used to perk up an older horse, make it more . . . spirited."
Alex grimaced. "I'll stick with coffee, thanks."
"And it's used on Arabians and Saddlebreds, like Flying Duchess, to make them arch their tails higher. It's been banned by the breed associations as abuse."
"You don't say."
Bobby pushed himself up from the stall floor and stripped off his gloves. "Y'know, some people do this, um, recreationally. They-they say it intensifies sexual pleasure."