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post #1 of 25 Old 07-16-2013, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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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)
B. Out in the field (living out the majority of the time, with shelter or no shelter)
C. Corralled (in an enclosure with a shelter or stable)
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)

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

Thank you so, so, so much for your help
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post #2 of 25 Old 07-16-2013, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE=Arianne;3075202]...
1. How do you house your horse(s)?...
E. Out in the day, in a corral at night <<For dietary considerations and for security

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 << For nutrition needs


3. Do you think Likit or Likit type mineral/salt licks and toys are effective boredom breakers? D. I have never tried them << Given my horses' "lifestyles" they are not needed but I would try the ones mentioned in No. 2 if it was necessary.

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post #3 of 25 Old 07-16-2013, 12:47 PM
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I have two horses. I'll answer for both.

1. E, B

2. B, C (apple on rope, milk jug filled with grain), H companion goat

3. B, C
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post #4 of 25 Old 07-16-2013, 12:53 PM
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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)
B. Out in the field (living out the majority of the time, with shelter or no shelter)
C. Corralled (in an enclosure with a shelter or stable)
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)

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

Thank you so, so, so much for your help
1. None of the above. Out at night and stalled during the day due to extreme heat.

2. A - I have used the Likit Tongue Twister with good results
C - Uncle Jimmy's Hangin' Balls

3. I like the Tongue Twister, it kept my stallion busy for hours and he loved the different flavors. I've never had a horse who didn't like them, but he particularly LOVED his.

Most of my horses don't need anything as long as they are kept in regular work, taken out and groomed and let out to play for several hours daily.
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post #5 of 25 Old 07-16-2013, 01:38 PM
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1. E - to conserve grass.

2. A, E.

3. A - small pony, Uncle Jimmy little lick lasts 2-3 weeks (access at night only).

B - the horses got through them too quickly to be economical. One even shredded the plastic holder overnight as well as the new lick. Salt blocks only now.

C - one mare has no interest in anything.
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post #6 of 25 Old 07-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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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
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-18-2013, 03:19 PM
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This answered, I must say that you did not have any depth in this. I fail to see how these 3 questions will even begin to explore how humans affect equine behavior.
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post #8 of 25 Old 07-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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1.) Out in the field
2.) None of those- I don't need any as my horses are barely ever stabled
3.) No my horse isn't interested in them.
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post #9 of 25 Old 07-18-2013, 04:15 PM
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1. How do you house your horse(s)?
B. Out in a field with two walk-in stalls.

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...

C. Hanging milk jugs with rocks for noise/treats in them
D. Putting apples etc. in the water troughs

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
I don't use them for boredom.. they get them for the minerals/salt (but also have loose salt)
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1. How do you house your horse(s)?

B. Out in the field

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...

E. Jolly Ball


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

C. No, my horse isn't interested in them
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