Playing Or Having Fun

Horses playing

Here are some examples of structured and unstructured fun.

A horse rolling for fun – not colic
A horse playing by himself.
Scratching the withers
The horse “playing” basketball is a demonstration of training a horse using a reward, but the point here is that the horse is “enjoying” his task.  Not all playing is unstructured.  Here, it is the willing partnership between the horse and the owner.
This also shows a partnership between horses and humans. The crop is used as an aid to touch and guide – not as a pain-inducing device.

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