How to entertain a bored horsey

9 11 2009

So, understandably, Picasso is pretty bored locked up in a stall all day. I’ve bee trying to keep him relatively occupied.  One of the best ways to do this is to give him food!  But……. he also can’t get over weight. A conundrum….

A solution! I heard about hay bags called slow feeders.  In particular, there is a company called Busy Horse that makes a good slow feeder. These bags are cool!  They have smaller than typical holes for the horse to access the hay.  Simulates natural grazing more accurately than our standard feeding system.  His bags arrived yesterday.  He is getting one this morning and after he is done, he gets a bag with even smaller holes called a Busy Snacker!  This one should keep him occupied that whole day!

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In other news, Picasso had a treatment with the Zapper Ladies of North Coast Equine Physical Therapy. They are great ladies and Picasso likes them a lot. They do myopulse therapy where they use ultrasound wands to apply sound waves to Picasso’s stifles to promote healing.

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And on Saturday night, Picasso had his first hand walk! He did some acrobatics of course, but not too bad for his first time out in nearly 2 week!

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9 11 2009
wendee walker

Katie, Love the comment about acrobatics. I had not heard about the busy snacker! I think I need to check that one out!!!! More goodies for Yogi. I’m sending healing waves to Pica’s stifle through the air…

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