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        07-18-2013, 06:04 PM
      #11
    Showing
    1. How do you house your horse(s)?

    B. Out in the field (living out the majority of the time, with shelter or no shelter)



    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: They always have access to a salt block and mineral block at the very least.

    H. Other: I just make sure that they are never housed completely by themselves. They always have at least one other horse in their paddock/pasture with them.



    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)

    D. I have never tried them, but I would assume that some horses, especially those that are food motivated or busy mouthed, would greatly enjoy them.
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        07-18-2013, 06:46 PM
      #12
    Started
    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
    None of the above, in during the day and in the pasture 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
    My horse loves Likits, but he goes through them quickly. They would be effective if they lasted longer than a week, but that is prohibitively expensive. He also loves hanging salt licks, and they last considerably longer.
         
        07-18-2013, 09:28 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    #1- B for 2 horses and C for 12 horses
    #2 - A . For all horses .. its a 50lb salt mineral lick
    #3 - A
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        07-19-2013, 01:34 AM
      #14
    Trained
    My answers bold letters.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Arianne    
    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) I do have a barn but only use it for when it gets hot, so they have shade or windy so they can get out of the wind, etc.
    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)
    They have a job and get worked on a regular basis.

    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
         
        07-19-2013, 05:05 AM
      #15
    Started
    1) In a barn stall with a run most of the day and all night. She gets grazing turn out once a day.
    2) too keep her from getting board she gets turned out with other horses once a day.
    3) My mare ignores anything in her stall that is not food or a salt lick.
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        07-19-2013, 09:36 AM
      #16
    Foal
    1. How do you house your horse(s)?

    B. Out in the field (living out the majority of the time, with shelter or no shelter)

    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)

    D. I have never tried them
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        07-19-2013, 11:27 AM
      #17
    Showing
    Horses kept in stalls are not bored, but they do stuffer stress because of being trapped in a cage. Mine might poke at a stall toy to check it out but that's it. They are not locked in cages but have the option of staying in or leaving. During bug season they are in during the day and head out around dark-their choice.
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        07-19-2013, 03:26 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    1. Stalled majority of the time, turn out for 3-4 hours a day
    2. I have a Jolly Ball w/ treat holder (Uncle Jimmy's Licky Things) hanging from the rafters. I'm not sure how much my horse actually uses it, but eventually he wiggles it over to where he can pin the treat against the wall to chew it instead of licking it.
    3. No, I don't think it's very effective. I find that putting hay in a slow feeder net is much more effective.
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        08-03-2013, 06:30 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    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.
    I just want to say that the entire essay is 5,000 words long, I have split it into 4 topics and this survey is to support one of the points that I am making within the 'housing' topic. But thank you for the feed back anyway )
         
        08-03-2013, 07:11 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Thank you for all who replied and helped me out. I really do appreciate it. And also thank you for the people who gave constructive criticism, that helped too, thank you :)
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