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  1. My pony has been put on 6 weeks box rest by my vet. I am worried that he is going to get really bored and develop bad habits such as door kicking, weaving or chewing the wood on his stable door. Have you got any suggestions for how to help him pass away the time constructively?

    Lucy M, by email

    Dear Lucy,

    Box Rest – these are two short words we dread to hear from our vet, bringing with them expectations of sick, frustrated and bored horses. Not to mention extra care, cost and of course – no riding!  But, the good news is there are ways you can help alleviate the stress and boredom for your horse and discourage those bad habits that can quickly develop.

    There are some fantastic products on the market that your horse will love, designed especially to help with managing diet and balancing boredom.

     

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