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Jan Vance

My mustang gelding gets so bored that I have given him a rope to play with. He will grab it in his mouth and swing it round and round. If I don't do this then he sticks his head under the fence at his neighbor and bites and drive him crazy. Along with the rest of us. I've had my eyes on the neigh station for awhile

Kathy Fulwiler

I would put it in his stall.

Kim Bell

When my horse gets bored he usually comes to the fence and calls us out to play. His favorite game is "herding chickens". He is very careful and deliberate at it.

Suzanne Garrison

My two geldings are separated for feedings and overnight, but have a common railed fence panel between them. They will play bite-face, orrrr pull on each others blankets, thus causing rips and/or tears to the blankets. I too have put up milk jugs, jolly balls, etc, but those only entertain for a short while. I bought a Pasture Grazer from Valley Vet that is like a large Kong for horses. Insert treats and they roll it around to get them out. This has been the best solution, but I add a little hay in the toy to slow the pellets from dispensing too rapidly.

Karen Herman

My mare / Labrador retriever gets bored easily and is an expert at opening doors or getting stuck in fences trying to get to food. One day I couldn't find her when I went to feed and thought she had somehow managed to escape. When I opened the narrow (2 ft wide) door to the hay storage area which, at the time, was only, maybe, 4 feet wide and 10 feet long, there she was! She had wedged herself in and the door had blown shut. Who knows how long she had been there. She couldn't move or turn around because of the hay in front, door in back, and tack trunk taking up one side. Fortunately, she doesn't panic and waited until I rescued her. She needs something to keep her occupied...

Janet Kvilhaug

My 7 year old TWH recently had a tear in a hind leg ligament so is not able to run in the large pasture. He is improving but gets agitated when no one is out for him to see. The radio helps calm him but just following Mom around also relaxes him. The neigh station would really give him companionship when I am not home to baby him! He is gradually improving but it has been a long haul.

Melissa Drake

My 3 yr old is a terrible windsucker, so when he gets bored he starts to crib/suck. It is a challenge to keep him occupied, I am always coming up with new "toys", it is amazing what i have invented with a coffee can, duct tape, and hay string!

My old man has an equally destructive habit, when he gets bored he puts his front hooves on the bottom rail of the turnout panels and bounces up and down until he breaks the welds loose, then moves on to the next panel. I have so many bent panels it is amazing nobody has ever been injured!

I have considered buying a neigh station for both of them...would love to get one for free!!!!!! Thanks

C Gale

My mare is a wood chewer when she's bored -- anything within reach is fair game. I tried putting hot sauce on the wood to deter her, but I think she liked that even more! I'd love to find something to keep her occupied and happy -- milk jugs and jolly balls just haven't worked. She likes to kick the walls too :(

Michael Barnett

When my TWH starts get bored or decide's to cause mischef he starts jumping & playing in his stall. Sometimes he rares up & he sometimes hits his head he gets so high up. When he starts doing that I will get him out of his stall & groom him & lunge him for about 10 or 15 minute's. If its not to hot during the day sometime we will take a short ride. I recently tied a ball up in his stall so he would have something to play with. We also have a standard bred stallion & he does the same thing. I had taken empty milk jugs & put a hand full of gravels in them & tied in there stall so that they could play with them & they rattled. So they got played with so much till both horses tore them down. The jolly ball's have lasted a little longer than the jug's have so far. It also keeps them from chewing on their walls & doors. Thank you for allowing me to share my story with all your readers.

Val TwoWolves

Both of our horses would LOVE a Neigh Station! They're turned out together most of the day, but due to continuing "discussions" about who gets to be the boss hoss, they're separated for feeding and overnight. They fuss w/ each other over the divider/fence. Bored--would love to win a Neigh Station!

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