When we brought Brego home, we were warned that he likes to chew on trees. So we wrapped all the trees on the track with chicken wire to protect them.
The base of this one is also wrapped with deer mesh to protect surface roots. Deer mesh not only keeps out deer, it's also a large black
rhinos Percheron deterrent.
Unfortunately, this meant that Brego turned his termite tendencies toward other things, like the wood in the barn. Since we didn't want him chewing down the main support posts or anything, we tried some toys.
He didn't like to play with feed bowls.
Feed bags lost their appeal after he'd licked out all the flavor molecules.
Milk jugs were simply not interesting.
Jolly balls? Those are clearly for dogs.
So Brego gets...
Logs. Very large logs.
One day's efforts. Omnomnom. We put them on our woodpile when he's done with them and burn them in our fireplace.
Yes, I know this isn't good for his teeth. I've talked it over with my vet and she's like, eh, he's going to chew SOMETHING wood, not much you can do to stop him. So he gets a new cedar elm (not toxic to horses) log every week or so, and happily nibbles the bark off of it. He doesn't actually eat anything, he just chews on it. He also likes to throw the logs around, which we can tell because they tend to migrate from place to place.
Does your horse have a toy he likes to play with?