All of the behavior you see was completely untrained and spontaneous – this is a horse simply displaying his natural curiosity and playfulness – Enjoy!

Rowan is wearing a saddle because we were testing out the fit of a new saddle when Rowan caught sight of the big purple ball and decided to play.

His owner dismounted to allow Rowan to play – the stirrups are down because they do not run up on this military style saddle.

How can you teach your horse to do this?

If you want your horse to play with the ball all you need to do is set up an enclosed area and then play with it yourself – if he’s curious he’ll eventually join you.

Why was the ball in the arena?

Rowan was very afraid of the ball originally so we left it in the arena to help him become acclimatized to it and after a week of snorting and two weeks of ignoring it he decided to play ball!


25 Responses to Funny Horse: Rowan playing soccer with the big purple ball

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to use part of this video in one I am making about equine play.

    Please email me at: naturalhorse101 at aol dot com

  2. Anonymous says:

    he reminds me of my dog!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    very good horse

  5. Anonymous says:

    I wish the horses I rode would do that

  6. Anonymous says:

    Your horse is ADORABLE. I just love a horse with a curious personality!

  7. Anonymous says:

    @sisco141 about 16hh

  8. Anonymous says:

    @mimiru1995 – actually his body is very classic for a Lip – who often are not overly tall – though regal would be a good description

  9. Anonymous says:

    @SKRBQC Very nice combo , but he looks more pony like , he should b more regal 😛

  10. Anonymous says:

    this is really nice beautiful horse how tall is he?

  11. Anonymous says:

    awwww hes like ooohhhh ball! I get the ball!!!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful horse! And he keeps himself amused too.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thats such a sweet horse *_*

  14. Anonymous says:

    Aww haha so funny and cute. My horse playe with his jollyball the first week we bought it for him then got bored with it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    @SKRBQC Wow, that’s the breeding of my dreams. :)

  16. Anonymous says:

    It’s very nice and beautiful this horse.
    So funny!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Love it!!! What a cutie!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    soo cute im gona gett a ball 4 my horse

  19. Anonymous says:

    very nice playful horse :)

  20. Anonymous says:

    cute! wish my horse was goovey and playfull like that lol..whats that little arch thing before the jump?…never seen something like that before

  21. Anonymous says:

    He is sooooooo cute<3<3<3 Love him 😛

  22. Anonymous says:

    that is too cute!!!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    aww =) i love horses =D

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