Photo Challenge: 9 Inventive Horses Having Fun With Toys

…sometimes those “toys” are of their own design.

“Play” is one of those universal concepts across species that pretty much everyone enjoys. Horses, of course, are known for entertaining themselves with whatever they can get their surprisingly-dexterous mouths on… enjoy this week’s gallery of reader-submitted horses!

A llama and a buffalo arguing over the ball. Photo by Angela Masucci

Youth soccer league. Photo by Kimberly Ann

Posted by Eva McGuire on Monday, January 29, 2018

Here he goes again…Apollo and his fetish with shaking things. Video by Eva McGuire

Posted by Anne Ross Stone on Monday, January 29, 2018

Devin loves towels. Video by Anne Stone

My horses Ty is anything he can get into that is not his! Photo by Kimberly Lanning

My OTTB Chester playing ‘keep away’ with my Arabian Tariq with his toy monkey. He plays with anything, but he really likes the squeaky toys! Photo by Kris Stapelberg.

Danielle Vance: Photo credit McKenzie Ginnis. This is Devin playing with his big toy last year, he takes his ball and Jolly Balls very seriously!

Pistol loves to play with any rubber grain bowl. Photo by Hailey Longstreth

And a bonus video, submitted by Lynn Howland:

Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday afternoon on both Instagram and Facebook.

Go riding!

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