A Few Horse Questions..?
I have a few questions
My horse probably gets board contained by the stall I ride him once a day, where I board in the winter within are no turn outs. (I only keep him there nov-march bar that he is pastured)
Would a Jolly ball be a good idea would he some how hurt himself I never bought one of those do i freshly put it in the stall i can't hang it up.
Also are horses required to have saline lick what happens if they never get it. Also whether they have never had it if i merely gave him some would he colic?
My horses always like a plastic gallon size milk bottle hung from the stall ceiling better...it would get big dents and make noise, etc. I have the jolly ball in one and it never get played with. If you can't hang it up, then the bubble is safer. What horses like best in the stall is hay that lasts adjectives day.
A horse will not colic from a salt lick. He needs it, and he will just take as much as he craves. I always used the wall mount licks when my horses be stalled. I usually provided both a salt lick, and a red mineral lick. Again, neither will produce colic.
He needs the salt lick. I never put toys in my horses stalls, but have lots of cats that stayed around them, had one that had a goat stablemate, they were best buds.
For the salt question, yes, your horse needs brackish and if it has not had any he will probably devour quite a bit when you first put it in. There should not be an problems but if you would be more comfortable in recent times put the salt in for a little while and steal it out so he can't eat to much all at once when you first give it to him. You should also hand over it to him when he is not hungry like right after you feed him to discourage overeating.
A jolly bubble would be fine if you think your horse would play with it. The flavored ones give the impression of being to be more liked and of course, more expensive. The Jolly balls are pretty not dangerous because they deflate if they get stepped on so there should be no justification why he would hurt himself.
Don't be disappointed if your horse totally ignores the ball though, singular 1 of my 4 horses will even look at the one they have now.
As for the Jolly Ball..if someone contained by your stable has one, ask to borrow it and see if your horse will play next to it first...you could also try a Lik-It or there are these Uncle Jimmy's Hanging Balls now...they are like unyielding balls of sweet feed and other stuff that you hang surrounded by the stall...they are intriguing because they have grain in them, but they are concrete to eat a lot of because the ball moves and it is duly hard too...I have an Apple one for my gelding right now and he loves playing beside it.its lasted him 3 weeks so far and its about 1/2 done (he is in his stall at dark only)