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post #1 of 4 Old 05-16-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Horse play

Yesterday I was out in the round yard with my gelding . On the ground I put a container down and sat on it lid on it in the middle of the yard, my boy promptly came over and started sniffing and nudging me to get of it . I removed my self from it and he started nudging at it and trying to kick it around the place ..... Makes me wonder about his curiosity . Would it be beneficial to invest in a horse ball for him ? I am always looking for new ways to improve his coordination and spark his interest and it seems o me that after the cute lil effort from him yesterday that I think he may like it ? Any suggestions on using the ball and is it safe to say that it's curiosity more then a threat ? ... He was prancing around after it like it was a big game and got a lil bit huffy when I took it away from him.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-16-2012, 07:29 PM
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You could try it. As long as he doesn't try anything stupid with you, I'd say he was just playing. Some horses don't like jolly balls, and some love them. It just depends. We bought a bunch for our mares and they never even sniffed them, they just sat there. Threw one in with our geldings though and they were all over it!

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I would definitely try it. Getting them to play like that is a very good confidence and curiosity builder.
Also trying hiding treats under pilons or buckets and get him to push them around. Makes him use his think-tank!

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None of our mares played with their jolly ball other than occasionally nosing it around. They were more interested in a plastic gallon milk bottle with some small rocks in it (top duct taped). They pick that up, shake it, and toss it around. Eventually, they do wind up flattening it, though.
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