Not sure if they changed the materials lately but this particular ball did not last 2 play sessions with my boy. In the past jolly balls have been a big hit with both horses and dogs but first green color I ve had so maybe that are just not as durable as other colors . I have a pink one that is 2 yrs old and they can’t destroy it. So thinking may be made cheaper these days.
Bought this to help keep young donkey entertained, turns out it’s been the toy the dog has been waiting for! I’m not sure I have seen him so happy and play for so long with one toy/ball! Even had the donkey running around with him (best buddies). The Jolly Ball is one of only a few toys that has lasted with my aggressive chewer, normally can destroy toys in less than 10mins. Have had the Jolly ball almost 2 weeks and it is still in one piece!
Just got these today and had to take away within 20 minutes. My frenchie and English tore right through the handles and pieces breaking off. Wouldn't buy for dogs that love to chew, it won't last. I'm fairly disappointed.
Olive is a 50 lb. lab and like many labs we think she is part goat. She easily destroys many balls, but not this one. Most importantly she loves to play with it everyday and after two weeks it is still in tact. Great and fun ball.
For our 90# doggo, this is a great fetch ball. He loves chasing after it and then running around carrying it by the "handle". He does like to bite it and has made a dozen or so tooth holes but that does not affect our game.
I got this for my cane corso pup and within minutes he chewed through handle. I cut the handle off and gave him the ball. Within a hour I had to throw it away because he could easily compress the ball and had removed a piece. We have the eight inch jolly ball and it is tougher than ten inch. I thought a horse ball would be tough but the rubber is too thin on these.
My horse was curious for a minute then totally ignored it. I hung it in his stall and he still ignores it. Doesn't dispense any goodies, so he's not interested.
My horse didn't really care about it but it's my dogs favorite toy. Works for fetch and tug plus it floats and can't be popped! If you let them just chew on it they will destroy it but using as just fetch time works great!
This is meant for horses, but my rough chewer dog loves this
We had a Jolly Ball for many years for our 110 lb chocolate lab. Years after he was gone, our newest pup was introduced to the old Jolly Ball when he was only 6 months old and 15 lbs. He loved it. For reasons unknown the beloved Jolly Ball disappeared. I just ordered a new one and when I got it I thought, whoa, this is way too big! ("for horses of average size"). At 10" it seems bigger than our old one but then again our dog is much smaller at just 40 lbs. He loves rough housing with the big ball and trotting around with it like a prize. The heft of the ball itself appears somewhat lighter and the handle isn't solid as I recall it used to be. I'd recommend it as a great toy for throwing, wrestling or mauling. Dogs or horses!