Know when to hoof it
Know when to walk around
Know when to trot
You never count your cubes
While they're sitting in the red egg
And who cares about the counting
When the eating's done?
A couple of months ago I posted about horse toys, bemoaning how much it would cost to buy two Nose-It cubes. Since then I been putting a scoop of alfalfa cubes into an old, round water can and letting Tonka and Raven have their way with it, which has worked out fine.
I was at a farm store that I rarely visit the other day buying seeds when The Scrambler caught my eye. It is a new (Canadian-made) dog toy that looks like a giant Easter egg and is made from a tough, rigid plastic. I mused aloud about whether it would stand up to horses if I bored a treat hole in one end, and the retailers thought that it probably would. At $18 it wasn't going to break the bank if it didn't work out, so I bought one.
So far the horses love it (or Raven loves it and Tonka would love to have the opportunity to love it) and shows no sign of breaking under the strain. Its shape is a huge advantage when being pursued by 1200lb animals because it simply skitters off in another direction if they happen to get a hoof on it. I am looking forward to buying another one ASAP before they all get snapped up.