Exercise his brain
A stabled horse can easily become bored or stressed, which can
impact on everything from his digestive health to his performance,
and can lead to behavioural issues and vices. However, a recent
trial in the USA has shown stable toys can help keep horses
occupied and engaged. Researchers gave a group of chronic
crib biters Likit stable toys to investigate, and found that the Tongue Twister
reduced cribbing activity by 27%.
How can Likits help my horse?
It's been proven that environmental enrichment works best when
horses are challenged by changes in their environment, and the Likit Challenge
system grades products according to ease of use, so it's simple
to find the right one for your horse.
Is your horse on the right level of
Remember that your horse's needs may change as the he/she becomes
more experienced and you may need to increase the level of
challenge over time. Most Likit users will start with the Likit Holder,
which is designed to be easy for your horse to use, it's important
that they are not over-challenged, just like if you are training
your horse to jump, you start low before gradually increasing the
height or you risk over-facing them too early. Some horses
will find the Likit Holder suitable for long term use whilst others
may start to cosume the Likits too quickly and need to move onto a
more challenging toy. We have developed a simple Product
Selector tool if you are new to Likits or simply wish to check
if your horse is on the right level of challenge.
To read more about the Likit Challenge System and the different
levels of challenge offered within the Likit product range, click here.