Originally Posted by Northernstar
Like PaintMare, mine loves to pick up and drop brushes - she did this over and over today and would pick her ears up each time waiting for me to exclaim, "Oh, Star!! What did you do to my brushes?!!" Then I put them back on the stool and pretend I'm not noticing that she's doing it again, and of course I have to say it again right away....
My favorite thing, though, is if I have a lot of work to do in the pasture or her shed, I take an empty feed bag (the shiny tough ones) and fill it with loose hay, toss it in her pasture, and she will literally play with it for an hour! Flipping it in the air, pushing it around with her nose, etc. And to think I had spent $15 bucks on a Jolly Ball that she ignores :)
Ugh! I bought my arab a jolleyball too, because he's by himself in his own pen and seems so bored, and he won't touch it either! Lol, I like your idea with the hay, though- would have never thought of that one!