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Not everything that keeps your horse busy makes him happier

Almost no horse owners are able to offer their horses a completely natural life. All of us restrict the options afforded to our horses by choosing to keep them in a domestic setting. So how can we make the most of what we've got? One way is through environmental enrichment - tweaking the horse's habitat in ways that stimulate and facilitate his natural behavioural repertoire. However, there are downfalls. For instance, not everything which slows down his eating is necessarily good. Animal behaviourist Suzanne Rogers from Learning About Animals explains.

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