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