Found a method on an unschooling blog, called strewing! What the parents will do is they'll scatter things on the ground they think their kid will enjoy. They use things like blocks, craft things (like gooey, fuzzy, or gummy things), interesting rocks, etc.
I thought: maybe we can apply this to horses, to encourage curiosity and exploration, and to discover new things they might like!
Some ideas I thought of: cones, water cartons, a box, a ball, something tasty (like a salt lick or apple), hula hoop, etc.! Or anything else you can think of.
Just lay your items of choice on the ground, and see what the horse does. Reward the exploration by petting or treats. Like if they lower their head, grab something, fumble it with their lips, nudge it, etc. And if they show no interest in the items strewn, that's okay!
Tell me what you think