Treats & Toys
Whether your horse is fit, working and
stabled, or confined to barracks due to injury, Likit Products can
help keep him entertained.
Keeping a horse in peak condition is as much about mental health
as physical well-being and, although horses appear, on the whole,
to adapt to life in the stable, they can still be adversely
affected by boredom and isolation when deprived of the natural
herd-like environment. The resulting stress can impact on digestive
health, affect performance and behaviour and perhaps lead to stable
vices, so how can you help?
Providing environmental enrichment in the form of stable toys
can offer a welcome diversion for stable horses, either by using a
flavoured reward (the Likit refill) to maintain interest in the
toy, or by extending feeding times and encouraging natural
foraging behaviour, as with the Snak-a-Ball.
Studies increasingly back up this theory; one recent trial in the
USA looked at crib biting and the various environmental influences
that may affect such behaviour. During the trial the horses - all
chronic crib biters - were offered Likit stable toys and it was
discovered that the Tongue Twister reduced cribbing
activity by 27%, click here to find out
Interested but not sure where to start? Click here to use
our handy product selector which asks you three simple
questions to help determine the best product for your horse.