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Enrichment is a necessity in providing your horse with proper welfare.
Activities. Social interactions. Management. All need enrichment.
Horses like to play! This behavior is more visually obvious in young foals.
But adults like to play too!
Nowadays, it is understood that play behavior is of great importance to an animals well-being and as a result, we are now actively encouraged to 'enrich' all aspects of their life.
'Self Enrichment' allowing horses or ponies kept in stalls OR at pasture to play with 'toys' of their own choosing increases the diversity of their environment, thereby reducing the seeming monotony of the barn or confined pasture area.
Adding enrichment to their management and environment is extremely beneficial in maintaining the horse's mental, emotional and physical health.
The best alternative to enrichment is really quite simple: The horses 'caregivers’ spending quality time with them.
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