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post #11 of 32 Old 11-16-2012, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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okay ill give it a shot
thank you

more ideas would be very appreiciated thank you all
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post #12 of 32 Old 11-16-2012, 12:19 PM
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i didnt read all the replys since i need to go to class (college is so inconvenient lol), But you could try lick its :) a lady I know had to have her gelding on stall rest and she gave him it. it lasts longer if you put it on a flat wall AWAY from the corner so they cant lodge it against anything. if they don't have an interest at first take off the top to make it easier and then once they realize they like it, put it back on so its harder to eat. I like them because they come in a variety of cool flavors, and they take longer to eat :) My horse only comes in to eat dinner, and lives outside otherwise. I bought him an Uncle Bens treat ball (the big seed balls) 2 days of being inside 20 minuits -half an hour, he was done it. Put him in a stall with a likit and it lasted almost 2 weeks with other horses sharing it aswell. More expensive but def worth it, in my opinions. Sorry if this was already suggested. Next time im online i'll read everybody else's comments, and see if i can think of anything else :)

Also i apologize for spelling errors, im not the greatest speller at the best of times let alone in a

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post #13 of 32 Old 11-16-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Dont worry about the spelling mistakes mine are worse haha

Nope nobody came up with that and it is defanitly on my shopping list,
It wont be to expensive for me because my family owns a tack shop so we can get things for cheap

I think ned will like that alot!! Do they come in molasses flavor?? Thats his favoite along with apple

thanks for the awsome idea
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post #14 of 32 Old 11-16-2012, 01:16 PM
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You'll probably hate my suggestion....Why not get him a mini donkey for company? The little donkey can then stay with him in the arena and accompany him outside when it's buddy time?
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I keep the large bleach bottles and rinse well and dry. I then drill half inch holes around the top half, two rows with each hole about two inches apart. Clean the plastic bits out, fill part way with pellets, cap it and toss it. Not good if he's on sand as he'll ingest too much sand nibble the pellets as they fall out. I do this in winter where the snow is clean. I was surprised as to the amount of abuse the bottle took and it kept two horses entertained for about two hours.
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post #16 of 32 Old 11-16-2012, 03:37 PM
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I'm not sure if they have molasses, but i know for sure that they have apple flavour

I know you said that he doesn't like Jolly Balls, so I don't think that this will work but you could give him a Parelli ball, or something around that size anyways? and as a trick you could teach him to push it back to you for treats (that's a parelli game i think.) and who knows it could get him interested in playing with it on his own :)

if you can find an UNBREAKABLE, SHATTER PROOF mirror that could be fun. But unless you can find one that WILL NOT break i wouldn't do it, for obvious dangerous reasons

Depending on the size of his water bucket, you could float things in it for him to try and get out. apple pieces (not a whole apple, or you risk him choking if he swallows it whole acidently), or something flat and float able (burlap sack? do they float) and put treats on it, or any treats that float and wont get gross in water. or a rubber duck :)

Take an empty jug and fill it with rocks, or other cool sounding things, and tie it to the wall so he can push it around and make sounds

Umm thats all I can think of off hand, but if anything else pops into my brain ill come back and post more. I hope one or two of these will work for you guy. he sounds lovely

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post #17 of 32 Old 11-16-2012, 06:29 PM
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Get the mini donkey! They would be so cute haha

And try hanging an apple with baling twine from the rafters, its hard for them to eat.
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post #18 of 32 Old 11-17-2012, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Chevaux i dont hate your suggestion at all but we already have 12 horses so i dont know if we would be able to do that but thanks

Saddlebag i did that with a milk jug, i will post what he does on here

I am going to put a piece of apple in his water and see if he can get it haha
and i think the ball thing is a good idea but i dont want him to lean on the ball and fall, hes a bit to ummmm rusty for that but its still a great idea
i will look into the mirror thing but i think he will scare himself haha.

Im going to do that with a carrot
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He hasnt touched the milk jug yet....
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post #20 of 32 Old 11-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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I would set up lots of cool 'interesting' jumps and scatter random things like tyres around for him to play with etc.
My miniature ponies eat paddock fences unless I fill their paddock with 'toys' for them to dismantle/break/play with.
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