Poll

Play Time

Does your horse have any stall or pasture toys?

Yes, he loves to play with them
10%
52
Yes, they keep him occupied sometimes
22%
113
Yes, but he doesn't play with them
26%
134
No, my horse does not have stall or pasture toys
42%
219

Total votes cast: 518

Comments & Write-in Answers

But the dogs do!

10/24/2011 11:40:30 PM

They were scary!

10/24/2011 9:16:59 PM

We have many toys out in the pasture.

10/24/2011 8:54:47 PM

It is adorable to watch my broodmare and foal play with their jolly ball!

10/24/2011 6:23:18 PM

my mare enjoys unbuckling front straps on her blanket and wriggling out of it or take it over her he

10/24/2011 4:42:43 PM

I purchased pastor toys many years ago and I ended up being the only one to play with them.

10/24/2011 3:20:54 PM

I give him a milk jug and hang it by bailing twine. He destroys it once a week

10/23/2011 11:55:25 AM

love the equi spirit ball

10/22/2011 10:37:45 PM

rather destroy water trough

10/22/2011 7:48:32 PM

The only thing that interested him was the Lik-it but only until the treat was gone.

10/21/2011 9:34:11 PM

out 24/7 with varied terrain. sometimes plays with feed dish.

10/21/2011 8:15:03 PM

my horse has a lot of toys my mom and me buy them for him and he doesnt play with them but its okay

10/21/2011 1:09:53 PM

He occupies himself pretty well, since he has been a stallion all of his life,@ 32 he doesn't play

10/21/2011 11:52:37 AM

My horse has other horses which he prefers to play with than toys.

10/21/2011 9:01:50 AM

She will play with our dogs though!

10/21/2011 8:49:58 AM

They have to much fun messing about with each other !

10/21/2011 8:43:25 AM

My horse will play with sticks but not his Jolly Ball. He will sniff it nose it & walk away

10/21/2011 7:39:12 AM

USED IN PAST, BUT HORSES IGNORED THEM.

10/21/2011 5:37:46 AM

Mine play with each other.

10/21/2011 1:05:17 AM

Jolly ball

10/20/2011 10:57:36 PM

If they did not have toys they would be into mischief.

10/20/2011 6:56:34 PM

Only our orphan heifer has played with toys--not the horses

10/20/2011 6:51:26 PM

Of the two stallions, one LOVES his toys, the other one ignores them, although he can see the other.

10/20/2011 6:26:33 PM

They're just not interested

10/20/2011 5:57:16 PM

Tried a jolly ball but not interested. Much rather play with other horses in pasture.

10/20/2011 4:32:03 PM

Lots of toys ,the fence the feeder the gate lock and the waterer but not the expensive horse toys

10/20/2011 4:26:46 PM

but only if they include food.

10/20/2011 3:43:51 PM

I would have some if he was in a stall.

10/20/2011 3:26:47 PM

Pasture toys only, horses not confined in stalls

10/20/2011 2:57:22 PM

My Mare is in aherd with 100 others, they keep each other busy

10/20/2011 2:52:47 PM

The jolly-balls, & handled milk bottles are always in different locations.

10/20/2011 2:50:21 PM

Even if toys were available, the 7 horses would not play with them

10/20/2011 11:42:39 AM

I will give him cardboard boxes-no staples in them and let him find the goodies I hide in there. le

10/20/2011 11:04:14 AM

he only uses them when we travel to shows, otherwise they're pretty much ignored.

10/20/2011 8:03:35 AM

My mare ignores anything put in the stall to play with -unless it is food!!!!

10/20/2011 1:58:14 AM

But they would probably enjoy pasture toys, so I'm considering buying some.

10/19/2011 11:32:14 PM

I wish there was something that would keep his attention.

10/19/2011 11:15:57 PM

Our guys are in pasture 24/7. We tried some stuff, but they ignored them all.

10/19/2011 5:45:06 PM

they never played with them so i gave them to the dog!

10/19/2011 5:29:01 PM

A plastic barrel toy that treats come out of when he rolls it--when the food's gone, he's gone!

10/19/2011 5:04:47 PM

lives outside, boredom not a problem

10/19/2011 4:18:42 PM

My horses are not in stalls and in the pasture grass is more interesting than toys.

10/19/2011 3:35:14 PM

Favorite toy is his neighbor's rubber feed pan.

10/19/2011 3:32:52 PM

All older horses - don't play

10/19/2011 2:00:23 PM

one does the other two do not

10/19/2011 12:51:15 PM

He played more when my other horse was alive and they used the toys together

10/19/2011 12:20:39 PM

Mare easily bored, we spread hay feedings throughout day, add many toys on rotation, esp. winter.

10/19/2011 10:51:14 AM

The 4 enjoy their 20acres.

10/19/2011 9:10:42 AM

Getting something for the winter when he will be in much more. Whole swedes will be given 4 forage

10/19/2011 8:52:30 AM

colt played with Jolly Ball all the time until he was gelded

10/19/2011 7:05:14 AM

Balls, cones, tarps, and barrels. My 4 horses love them!

10/19/2011 5:28:10 AM

My Boy uses my mare as his toy plus her rugs&feedbowl

10/19/2011 4:09:26 AM

My young donkeys loves to play with a hose from an old Shop Vac

10/18/2011 11:39:54 PM

he actualy has a lot of dog toys

10/18/2011 11:34:25 PM

My horses live outside in a herd 80% of the time. No need for toys stall or pasture

10/18/2011 11:16:28 PM

THey have each other to occupy themselves, out 24 / 7.

10/18/2011 11:09:44 PM

he'd rather play with my shovels & his feed buckets

10/18/2011 10:49:14 PM

He's more scared of the toys than he is enamored by them!

10/18/2011 10:08:59 PM

But they use their feeders as toys...I never know where i'll find them!

10/18/2011 9:29:24 PM

we have large balls in the weanling pasture they sometimes play with them but not often

10/18/2011 8:55:38 PM

They play with barrels on occasion.

10/18/2011 8:22:25 PM

my 2 miniature donkeys each have a stall ball

10/18/2011 7:32:21 PM

One horse plays, the other doesn't

10/18/2011 7:04:01 PM

He's a clown, anything is considered a toy if it's not edible.

10/18/2011 6:31:16 PM

We have a LARGE ball that I have taught her to kick to certain spots when I ride her.Both enjoy it.

10/18/2011 6:30:46 PM

my horse has a Nose-It treat dispenser toy and he loves it!

10/18/2011 6:01:44 PM

but my mini donkeys LOVE to play with balls and empty milk jugs willed with treats...no lid on i

10/18/2011 6:00:30 PM

If she gets bored, she plays with her ground feeding buckets.

10/18/2011 5:53:23 PM

My horse has a strong "play drive" - except he'd rather play w/people!

10/18/2011 5:33:56 PM

another horse is the favorite pasture toy

10/18/2011 5:21:54 PM

He loves the hanging treat balls, but that's about it.

10/18/2011 5:20:58 PM

I have a jolly ball & a jax toy. Use depends upon the horsenality.

10/18/2011 5:15:14 PM

Other than the barn cats, toys don't get played with often.

10/18/2011 3:59:03 PM

All 5 of my horses love playing with their toys, both in their stalls & out in the pasture.

10/18/2011 11:02:04 AM

The donkeys especially love their toys. We use traffic cones, deflated basketballs, large rope dog

10/18/2011 10:53:54 AM

He used to have toys, but he never played with them, so he doesn't get them anymore.

10/18/2011 9:18:41 AM