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4 Plants to Forage this Spring

4 Plants to Forage this Spring

Spring has been a bit slow this year due to the driest April on record, but now followed by the wettest May several plants are in abundance and they are really great for our equines. 1. Hawthorn The leaves, flowers and berries  are beneficial to 

Different Levels

Different Levels

Providing environmental enrichment in the form of different terrains and levels can add interest. Creating different heights within their natural environment that they can access when they want can be good long term actions but also seeking out natural and built formations can be fun. 

Lovely Logs

Lovely Logs

This one is really good fun and most equines really enjoy it, you can get inventive with where you place the logs.   What you will need: Several large logs A Selection of Vegetables & Fruits – e.g. Carrots, Celery, Bananas, Parsnips A drill with a flat 

Apple Bobbing

Apple Bobbing

An absolute classic What you will need: A large bucket Apples (pears or orange quarters can also be used) Water   How to set it up: Place water into the large bucket and add the apples (and pears or oranges if using them)   Top Tip 

Flags

Flags

Giving access to novel objects like flags can add interest and enrichment through allowing them new experiences and the chance to interact with things they wouldn’t normally come across. Experiences like this can help build curiosity and resilience which can help horses be calm around 

Balls

Balls

Balls can add great physical enrichment. Footballs, horse toy balls and large ply balls can be great fun. If your horse is wary, introduce gradually and allow them to not interact if they choose to.