I very much wish that I had motion activated cameras in his stall because his "house" is a disaster area when I get there each afternoon, and I'd sure like to see how it happens. While the sprinklers are working in the arena, I spend a half an hour each afternoon tidying things up. I clean the manure out of his stall, gather up the scattered hay, drag his feed bin back to where it goes, dig a toy out of his water trough, and gather the rest of his things and place them in the center of his outside run - like this:
He gets ridden five to seven days a week for no less than forty-five minutes, and sometimes it's even an hour. On the days he doesn't get ridden, he gets turned out. Last Friday, he spent two hours over at Laurel's. The dude is just a very busy guy. If anyone has some ideas for defeating boredom cheaply and quietly, I'd love to hear it.
The only caveat is that hanging stuff has proven to be a problem as he has gotten hung up at least three different ways on items that were designed to be hung safely for horses. Fortunately, someone has found him and freed him before he was able to hurt himself. Aside from hanging items, what else can I safely toss in there to keep his brain occupied?