I hate to be a pain, but I'm writing an essay on equine behaviour and how humans affect it and I was just wondering if you could help me out by answering a few short questions?
Thanks ever so much if you can, it'd help so much
Just answer by writing the question number and the letter of your answer (with a description if necessary)
1. How do you house your horse(s)?
A. Stabled (entirely or the majority of the time) No.
B. Out in the field (living out the majority of the time, with shelter or no shelter) No.
C. Corralled (in an enclosure with a shelter or stable) Each of own side of paddock, run in shed is to where each of own side.
D. Out in the day, in a stable at night
E. Out in the day, in a corral at night
2. Do you have any methods that you use/have used to prevent boredom in your horse(s)? If so, How? Please choose the ways below...
A. Likit licks or other mineral/salt licks
B. Hiding treats in hay (such as apples or carrots etc.)
C. Hanging things from the roof of the stable, if so, what? (state with answer)
D. Putting apples etc. in the water troughs
E. Jolly Ball
F. Other balls such as footballs
G. Treat ball, eg. Likit snack-a-ball, Decahedron horse ball
H. Other (please state with answer) I have a Jolly Ball for Baby Huey, with another horse he would play with it, but he doesn't now.
Bonanza is not into recreational pursuits.
3. Do you think Likit or Likit type mineral/salt licks and toys are effective boredom breakers? (If multiple horses with different reactions choose multiple options)
A. Yes, my horse loves them, they last for ages
B. No, my horse gets through them very quickly
C. No, my horse isn't interested in them
D. I have never tried them
Some horses play with them, some don't.
Thank you so, so, so much for your help