Bring out your horse's playful side and provide necessary exercise with a Jolly Mega Ball, made especially for horses. Heavy-duty, inflatable ball puts an end to boredom in the stall and comes in sizes to accommodate horses of all ages. Anti-burst design holds up to horse play for longevity. Choose the ball that corresponds best with the size of your horse.
Please specify: 25" Red, 30" Blue, or 40" Green.
How to Inflate
Remove white plug from hole in ball. Hold on to this plug, as you will need it after inflation is complete.
Included with your ball is a foot air pump, which is the safest way to inflate your new ball.
You may also use an air compressor, but do so with caution. Pump up your ball, and using a yardstick or other measuring device, inflate the ball to the intended manufactured diameter (found on box). Place white plug in hole.
How to Introduce your Horse to the Jolly Mega Ball
Begin with your horse on a very long lead. Make sure that you keep the lead safe in hand in case the horse spooks. It is not recommended to introduce the ball to your horse in a stall; please do so in a round pen, pasture, or indoor arena. The point is that you make sure there is enough room for your horse to back away should the horse spook at the ball.
It may take several attempts for your horse to warm up to the ball. Let the horse smell the ball. Be sure you stay in front and to the side of the horse with the ball so they can back away if need be. Begin walking with the horse and ball, slowly rolling the ball in front of you.
Once the horse is comfortable, begin slowly bouncing the ball off the ground while walking. Make sure you are a safe distance in front of the horse with the ball. Judge on how high you should bounce the ball by your horse's reaction from the low bouncing.
NEVER roll the ball underneath your horse's stomach. When your horse is sound and has accepted the ball, remove their halter and lead. To encourage play, make sure you are a safe distance away from the horse and roll the ball toward the middle of the ring.
The longer you can keep your ball inflated the longer it will last. Deflating and then re-inflating causes the ball to stretch out and become weak. To help further protect your ball, use a cover (sold separately).
When not in use, please store ball indoors at room temperature. The sun's UV rays will cause the ball to break down over time.
If you follow the care instructions for your ball, it should last years.
Do not allow ball to be played with by sharp objects. Your ball is anti-burst and made extra tough for a horse, but not to be used around sharp objects.
Horses are natural pasture animals. Their typical activities include grazing anywhere from 12-16 hours a day, walking, and playing with other horses. Confined to stalls for long periods of time, horses can develop negative behavioral vices.
Nothing is more disconcerting to horse owners than a horse behavior that is both repetitive and harmful. A stall vice is one such behavior. Stall vices can affect your horse's dependability and/or health, and once a vice is set, it's hard to break.
Grooming will keep your horse cleaner, allow you to check for minor injuries and insect bites, and develop a lasting, social bond. Assemble the grooming kit suggested in this article and make your grooming routine easier.
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