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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:58 am 
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Hi

I have been doing some searching about those horseballs (like Helen got). And I think it is fun for a horse. I thought about bying one for my horse but they are kind of expensive. The reason I would buy the ball is to stimulate her playdrive but on the other hand it is very good possible that whan I buy the ball she won't look at it.
How is you guys experience with such a ball?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:44 am 
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a month ago you could buy a gymnastics ball in the Lidl for about 7 euro's. I bought one of those to see if he would play with it. And well, he loves his ball.
Hellen has another ball, she made it herself, I know she wrote something about it somewhere, maybe you can ask her again how she made it. Because even an expensive horse ball is easily broken, if my ball dies I will try to make one like Hellen I think, or buy another cheap one, but never an expensive one for horses. I know someone who bought a Parelli ball and in a few weeks it was destroyed, the horse bit it and it went flat.

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Oh what a pity that I missed that.
:roll:
Mabye I'll keep looking for it in some stores, cause like you said, it can easily be a ball for humans and it is much less expensive.
thanks Barbara

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The large bals and small once we have in the shop are not that expensive ;)

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Hi Josepha

Do you think it is nicer for the horse to have such a ball with a ring on it? To grab it or something? But then it won't roll as good. (I don't know if it needs to roll :wink: .
Do your horses play with them?
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Yes my horses play with them and like to pick them up and Ino likes to throw it to my head and look like a little devil :lol:
They like the small blue one and the large red one.

I only have the small blue ones now in the shop...
The red ones are all out.

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take a look over here..
http://www.bitloosrijden.nl/equispirittoys.htm
those are realy nice for horses..
and won't go "plop" that easy as the ball from the Lidl :cry:
i have buy several balls for less, but they all "plop" with every game..
these are still working...and the dog likes it too :-)


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Ow, it would be so hilarious to have a 1 meter high ball with our 1 meter high ponies! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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inge wrote:
take a look over here..
http://www.bitloosrijden.nl/equispirittoys.htm
those are realy nice for horses..
and won't go "plop" that easy as the ball from the Lidl :cry:
i have buy several balls for less, but they all "plop" with every game..
these are still working...and the dog likes it too :-)


I have seen these and I thought they were rather expensive, espacially if my horse won't be interested in it.
I think of buying one at Josepha's stand next week at an event.
@ Miriam: why not give it a try :lol: (don't forget your camera :lol: :lol: )
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I gave the 2 jack russels my lidl ball today :) they were having so much fun!!! they were running around with it, not seeing where they were going both at one side of the ball :)


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Tlove wrote:
espacially if my horse won't be interested in it.
I think of buying one at Josepha's stand next week at an event.


That's a good point... Blacky will toss with it for about fifteen minutes, Sjors will run away from it for about fifteen minutes, :roll: but then (with the X-ty balls they've had) they usually ignore it untill it dies. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:20 pm 
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Yes, I am kind of worried about that, but still I want to stimulate her playdrive.
I'll defenitely will let you know when I have one and then ask for tips to get her interested :lol: :lol: so be ready with al kind of ideas...
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My horse loves playing with a ball. I bought one in the Decathlon (11 EURO) and put it in a haynet so he can pick it up more easily.

Personally I wouldn't give my horse all day access to the ball, because then it is not fun anymore. He'll get bored.

I have a ball 50cm, 90cm and a jolly ball (the little ball with a handle on)


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I want such a big football for Timber but first I have to save my money for my vacation to Birmingham and for a new cameralens 8)

I do however want to buy the Equi-Spiritâ„¢ Catch Ball sooner.....I want to pick up the pick up stuff soon with Timber :wink:

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Lanthano wrote:
My horse loves playing with a ball. I bought one in the Decathlon (11 EURO) and put it in a haynet so he can pick it up more easily.

Personally I wouldn't give my horse all day access to the ball, because then it is not fun anymore. He'll get bored.

I have a ball 50cm, 90cm and a jolly ball (the little ball with a handle on)


That is a very good idea. Did you buy such a yoga ball?
I really like your idea. Thanks
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