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Nose-It!® Ball

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Why We Love This

Used as a slow feeder and/or treat dispenser, the Nose-It!® A Toy with Purpose™ works with your horse's natural grazing instincts, controlling the amount of food intake at any given time. No more waste or inhaling of food-stuffs. Your horse will stay engaged with this patented interactive "One Roll At A Time™" design which helps to minimize bad behavior. Provides hours of enjoyment indoors or outdoors, in any weather.  
 
Favorite Features

  •  A Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is used in the rotational molding process that produces a lightweight yet durable Nose-It! with no seams to split or break apart from use
  • Excellent for use with all types of treats, pelleted feeds or hay cubes.

Made in the USA

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10” funnel fill style with a 2” in diameter hole

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    Nose-It!® Ball is rated 4.2727 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like it but could be better This was purchased for my very intelligent and mouthy pony. He gets bored very easily in his stall and even in turnout unless their is grass for him to graze or a ball to toss around. I knew this would be good for him. I thought it was a bit expensive for what it is but it is very durable. He knew what to do with it right away, but he is a quick learner. I put in some apple pieces but it was so hard to get them out, even for me. He got frustrated and left it to me to get them out. I like that it is difficult but these apple pieces were small so they should've gotten through. I don't want them stuck in there for hours so they get moldy and make him sick. I will try with some alfalfa cubes but I don't want him getting frustrated, that's not the point, it's to keep him entertained and happy.
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, wrong horse Got the ball for my horse on layup. He was interested in the first couple days but started getting frustrated so he started pawing/kicking it which left him bruised.The shape of the toy is what makes treats hard to fall out, not whole size. I got small treats thinking they would be better after reading other reviews but they fell out too easily (even with hay stuffing inside).
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this as a way to lessen boredom for my gelding, Killian. He was so taken with it and I could see the wheels turning as he tried to figure out how to get the yummy treats out. He did have some success! I lookforward to more play session with the Nose-It Nall, and I believe this is going to be a toy he will enjoy for some time to come.
    Date published: 2015-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept Horse Busy Eating Great product. Horse got the hang of it right away. It takes him two hours just to eat the lunch pellets we fill the ball with. Plus, it is heavy enough that he cannot toss it out of the feeding trough it is in.
    Date published: 2015-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Patience pays off....... It took him a few days to "get it" but now it is just what I was looking for, the BO has closed the pastures for grazing and my poor dear boy 9months from colic surgery needs to be occupied he's not a sit around kinda guy....hay cubes are a great fit....
    Date published: 2014-09-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Limited Appeal I recently bought a Nose-It Ball for my bored gelding. According to the writeup about the product, it can accommodate hay cubes. That turned out to be untrue, at least in my case. The cubes were too big and refused to fall out of the hole. Diced carrots didn't work either, for the same reason. During the winter I will put my horse on an elder-horse supplement. It's pelleted, and I think it will be perfect for this ball because the pellets are so tiny. But now, in summer--especially with the good grass hay we've been getting--he doesn't get a supplement. Who wants a revved-up trail horse? Not I!
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best with certain treats and amount inside He makes his neighbors jealous when he sends it crashing into the stall walls. I won't use it in a dirt pasture because I don't want any extra sand in his belly. I fill it with dry treats only: dobbins delights carrot treats (apple cresent shapes stay in there), apple wafer treats (mannapro) and mostly hay stretcher (big bites) get a huge bag at agway. I fill it 1/3 full, less treats = more of a challenge. I put it in his stall despenser hole side down and he rushes over nose-first to send it flying. I get about an hour and a half of amusement watching him forage as nature intended or getting chores done. The first time he used it he would barely move it and sniff the entire stall for his reward. So I'd replace it dispenser side down again, then he caught on quickly.I only give him his nose-it in a freshly clean stall (my guy likes to kiss on the mouth). Excellent tool for horses who are stall bound, too smart for their own good, or for the one who has everything.
    Date published: 2014-06-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just Not Working I bought this for my second horse who is a stud and paces. I have been using another treat dispenser with another horse and I love it, so I thought this would work basically the same, however when it arrived it was so different than the other dispenser that I had my doubts.I first gave it to the horse who already was used to a dispenser device. The next day all the carrots were still inside along with a lot of dirt from the paddock. Cleaning it out was difficult because it has no opening large enough to get your hand into and the section with the opening is convex so the dirt stays in - along with the treats!I could not believe this device has such good reviews yet has such obvious flaws in construction. Im returning and will get another of the other type of treat dispenser for my other horse.
    Date published: 2014-06-06
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