Did you know that horses are naturally curious creatures? When a horse is a young foal they discover the world by using their curiosity instincts. When a horses senses are stimulated they react to the source of stimulation. Initially a horse may respond to stimulus with fear (they are prey in the wild after all) but once they know that the stimulus is not a danger they will explore the source.
Horses that are able to ignite their natural sense of curiosity and playfulness are often happier and more fulfilled.
Here at Brightleaf Stables we love to keep our horses stimulated. Here’s a look into our latest homemade treat toy which provides a perfect source for fun.
What you’ll need:
-Plastic Milk Jug
Step 1: Clean the milk jug out thoroughly
Step 2: Cut small X shapes all around the milk jug (ask an adult for help with this step)
Step 3: Insert carrots into the holes
Step 4: Tie a string on the handle of the jug.
Step 5: Find a good place to hang the treat toy
Step 6: Watch your horse(s) curious nature explore and play!