Shires Equestrian Products Ball Horse Feeder, 9-in

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Keep your equine amigo active with the Shires Equestrian Products Ball Horse Feeder. This ball feeder for horses is designed to dispense treats, pellets or grain as it is rolled around. It’s particularly great for relieving boredom and stress in the stable. This horse ball feeder is crafted to help extend feeding time as contents are released slowly. It is developed to help encourage natural foraging instincts as your four-legged friend finds out how he can get more of his favorite treats.

Key Benefits
  • 9-inch ball feeder for horses.
  • Crafted to help extend feeding time.
  • Great for relieving boredom and stress in the stable.
  • Developed to help encourage natural foraging instincts.
  • Designed to dispense treats, pellets or grain as it is rolled around.

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  • Item Number
    239183
  • Dimensions
    9 x 9 x 9 inches
  • Material
    Plastic
Rating: 4.2 of 5 stars 13 Reviews 13 Reviews 4.2 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great enrichment toy for horses

    By Stacey on Feb 11, 2021

    Our two horses loved these treat balls. There is enough of a lip at the hole that keeps the sugar free treats from falling right out, so they really had to roll them pretty hard at times to get the treats to pop out. A few times they'd walk away but then would come back and work on them some more because they knew there were still cookies inside. Future plans include some carrot pieces and a handful of timothy pellets. A nice, engaging, and fun treat. Our horses are pasture ponies, but I think these would also work great for a horse that was stuck on stall rest for an injury- would help cut down on boredom for an animal used to walking around all day long in a pasture.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Quarter Horse, TWH and my Pony LOVE it!

    By roksfarm on Jan 23, 2021

    Got this as a Christmas gift for my daughter for her horse. She loved it and couldn’t wait to try it with our horses. We have a 17 yr old Quarter horse mare and a 17 yr old pony and a 11 yr TWH. They all loves it and played with it. We used grain and to watch them take turns kicking it around the field was entertaining for us! Going to buy another as my Quarter horse mare doesn’t like to share.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a great design

    By Lexi on Jan 8, 2021

    I like the concept, but it does not have the best design. My horse figured out how to roll it around and it kept her busy, but the treats would not fall out. Even I had a hard time removing them. I tried a few different sized and shaped treats, but it didn't make a difference. I ended up cutting the inner lip out of the hole and now it works perfectly. The lip that keeps the treats in the ball was ultimately too effective and the treats wouldn't fall out at all. Unless you're willing to put some work into modifying this toy, don't buy it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for easy keeper!!!

    By Empathy on Dec 21, 2020

    I have 2 of these and rotate them so one is always clean, full and ready to use. I have 2 geldings. Magic is 30 years old and requires lots of feed to keep his weight. He also takes a long time to eat his meals. My other gelding Antonio stays fat on air. I have to seperate my boys for meals. Magic is fed in my backyard when it's not raining and Antonio will stand and paw at the fence. Tony only gets a balance ration which he inhales. Enter the feeder ball. I fill the ball with his 1 1/2 lbs of ration pellets, toss in a handful of beetpulp pellets and break up a few alfalfa/Timothy cubes and place the ball in the pasture. The cube pieces help to slow the release of the pellets and Antonio will I have 2 of these and rotate them so one is always clean, full and ready to use. I have 2 geldings. Magic is 30 years old and requires lots of feed to keep his weight. He also takes a long time to eat his meals. My other gelding Antonio stays fat on air. I have to seperate my boys for meals. Magic is fed in my backyard when it's not raining and Antonio will stand and paw at the fence. Tony only gets a balance ration which he inhales. Enter the feeder ball. I fill the ball with his 1 1/2 lbs of ration pellets, toss in a handful of beetpulp pellets and break up a few alfalfa/Timothy cubes and place the ball in the pasture. The cube pieces help to slow the release of the pellets and Antonio will stay busy for an hour or more, leaving Magic and my fences alone. I tried putting some hay inside to slow the release but then I had to remove it with tongs. I would not recommend filling the ball with anything soft or that would attract ants or bugs. Also never leave the ball out in the rain. It could be designed a bit better but as is it works great for my needs. Get 2 so you always have a clean one and pick bright colours if you will be using the ball in a pasture. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a curious horse!!

    By krose on Jan 11, 2021

    I introduced this slowly since my guy can be a little jumpy, but once he figured out it holds treats he was all for it. It's fun to watch their minds tinker and try to figure out how to get what's inside. I use low sugar treats but carrots would also be good too!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Donkey loves it

    By akpoore on Feb 15, 2021

    My donkey loves this. I bought it for him because he was bored due to being inside all the time because of the cold and snow. Now, he has something to do.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Too frustrating not much payoff

    By Mary on Feb 10, 2021

    I tried myself to get a treat with my fingers, the inner lip is too tall. I don’t want the bother of packing it & paying to send it back. So ya got me!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential item for my horse!

    By ChunkyHorse on Dec 4, 2020

    My horse loves this toy! The opening is big enough for most treats (or break them in half) you can even put grain or carrots inside! My gelding is rough with this toy, he'll bite it and has dented a side on the past 2 I've bought... However they still work dented makes it harder for the horse to get the treats! I recommend this toy!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toy!

    By kate on Oct 23, 2020

    I bought this eons ago but still use the same ball to this day. I put a couple good low sugar treats in this for my mare whos metabolic like broken pieces of hay cubes or special treats made for her and 6 treats can take her DAYS to get out. But she still LOVES the ball and it keeps her busy and she doesnt chew wood or crib or weave. great material long lasting just dont put anything in there that can go bad because it may not come out. it IS noisy if you have a horse that is obsessed with it and wont stop playing with it for long periods of time (my mare)but i just tune it out.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not release treat

    By ladyb on Nov 1, 2020

    I put small pieces of treats and they do not come out! It is like an engineering error-there is a shelf inside the hole and treats get caught there. Even if I shake the ball nothing comes out. I am having a friend use a dromell and make the one hole bigger and put another hole on the backside. What a pain.

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