Keeping Your Horse Entertained

Keeping Your Horse Entertained

Horses are intelligent and energetic animals that need to be kept entertained in order to remain healthy and happy. If a horse is not stimulated, it can become bored and develop behavioral issues. Fortunately, there are many ways that horse owners can help keep their horses engaged and active. From providing interesting toys to participating in activities with the horse, this article will provide helpful tips for keeping your horse entertained throughout the day.

Providing Stimulation

Carrot Ball 

Boredom and stress busting, your horse or pony will love playing with the Carrot Ball which helps increase dexterity and encourages learning with healthy treats as a reward. Carrot Ball is a unique intelligent toy, designed to keep your horse or pony entertained for hours. Watch them play with it around the paddock or hang one up in the stable or horsebox. The anti-burst construction is inflated using a bicycle pump and a special adaptor (included with the ball). The innovative HUG & TUG™ feature allows varied pressure inside the ball to vary the effort required to remove the carrots once the horse is familiar with the toy. Suitable for dispensing carrots, turnips, parsnips, apple or anything that will be held firm in the holes.

Ball Feeder 

Encourages a more natural, slower eating pattern than feeding from a bucket. The Ball Feeder is a useful aid for relieving boredom or stress in the stable or paddock and for horses on box rest. Fill with pony nuts and let your horse explore how to release them. Small 'rewards' are dispensed as the ball is rolled around.

Stimulating your horse can help improve overall wellbeing and performance. Simple activities such as playing with a ball or hand grazing can provide entertainment and exercise for the horse, while groundwork and riding can help build muscle strength. With patience, consistency and careful observations, you will be able to recognize what activity works best for your horse while providing a safe and fun experience. Remember that each horse is an individual with their own personality and needs, so make sure to tailor the stimulant accordingly.