We had one for years and neither of my boys played with it, although periodically it did seem to move a short distance but that could be wind. THen this spring, when both pastures of boys were put in together ( 8 boys.. ) I tossed it in with the whole group. It managed to get deflated, and THEN they loved it! Daughter and our BO stood there watching for ages while 3 horses grabbed it with their respective mouths and walked in circles like a windmill, played tug of war with it, etc. Unfortunately it somehow got tossed out... It was MUCH more fun for them deflated. AM thinking of getting another one and popping it!~ MY horse prefers to grab his rubber grain pan and toss it... although that is less about play than it is about pointing out that it is ... ahem... empty!