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Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

We know many of you appreciate winter fun with animals, and we wanted to share some activities for horses, goats, and rabbits to spark your joy.

DIY Goat Coats

With just scissors, a measuring tape, and some thrifted sweat pants, you can DIY a coat to keep your goat warm and toasty when the temperature dips.

For quick and easy no-sew goat coat instructions, check out the Oak Hill Homestead tutorial and Skylar Hymers’ YouTube tutorial.


There’s something about goats jumpin’ in their jammies that brings a bit of sunshine and laughter even on the dreariest winter day!

Goat Babies in Pajamas

Goat Kid Pajama Party

Horse Fun in the Sun ~ Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida

Winter Equestrian Festival
Photo Credit: ©Equestrian Sport Productions

Escape the winter blues for a fun-in-the-sun trip to the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Wellington, Florida, held January 8th - March 29th, 2020, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.


WEF is affectionally known as “Wellie World” to thousands of equestrians that flock to Wellington, FL, to compete or spectate at the world-class event.

Professional, amateur, and youth competitors from around the globe compete in hunter/ jumper and dressage events, set amidst beautifully landscaped show grounds complete with palm trees and embellished with equestrian art.

Road trip to WEF with your horse friends or look to score a budget friendly fight into West Palm Beach. There are a variety of lodging opportunities on Wellington area horse properties to consider for your stay. Book early though as the horse property lodging tends to get reserved quickly.

Enjoy free admission to all events and horse shows. It’s also free to watch the Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix show jumping competition where international riders negotiate Olympic caliber courses.

Many of Standlee’s customers showing at WEF love the convenience of our bagged and baled forage products such as Organic Alfalfa Pellets, Premium Alfalfa Compressed Bales, and Certified Alfalfa Cubes.

The Standlee bagged and compressed forage products require less space to transport and store than traditional baled forage. The bagged and compressed forage offers great convenience when traveling and at horse shows with limited storage space.

DIY Bunny Toys

With just a few spare moments, you can DIY some free and/or inexpensive toys to enrich your rabbit’s environment and well-being.

For example, a toilet roll tube can morph into a treat tumbler, hay roll, twig tree, hay ball, and many other fun play things to keep your bunny happy and active.


Check out the YouTube videos below for more creative and thrifty ideas to entertain your rabbit.

DIY Rabbit Toys | Rabbit care Mickey and Friends

DIY Free rabbit chew toys | Lennon The Bunny

We hope our ideas inspire many fun and cherished wintertime activities with goats, horses, and bunnies. Here’s to much winter fun with animals!

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