When I mentioned the fail to my barn owner, she simply shrugged and remarked that it was no big deal as we have tons of feed bags. "Give him one every day," she said. "We have plenty more."
I was relieved to hear that the mess didn't bug her. She knows I am there every day and will happily clean it up, but I am a tad bit worried he'll try to eat the smaller pieces, especially if they still smell good.
One of my Facebook friends suggested that I spring for the Mega Ball cover (I ordered the ball the night before). I hadn't really given it any thought as I assumed the covers were about making the ball look fun for owners. Apparently, they can extend the life of the ball as the horse can grab the cover rather than the rubber of the ball itself.
When I got home in the afternoon, I checked out the price of the covers and was a bit dismayed to see that they're almost as much as the ball itself. Oh well (said with a shrug). What's another $18.39?
I called Valley Vet and had them add the cover to my order. Now my cost is $46.15 - not so cheap anymore. I guess it's better than my horse eating plastic feed bags and colicking.
Since I was spending the money, I figured I might as well get something I like. I ordered the red and blue soccer ball cover. I can't wait to see it as it is kind of cute!
Another reader suggested I buy this treat dispensing toy from Jeffers ...
If these toys don't hold up, it's back to cardboard boxes and plastic bags for the green bean!