Last night DH went out to feed the herd. I had sent 3 apples so he cut them into chunks to share amongst six horses. After they were gone he turned away. When he turned back he saw the hay knife DISAPPEARING into my geldings mouth, handle first. The gelding had stuck his muzzle into the glove box of our Gator and grabbed the apple-scented paring knife. DH, who was five feet away, sprang into action and managed to grab the knifetip--less than one inch visible between horse's lips--and carefully grasp it and made the horse let go. It was going down!!! So we have a pact to get a safer knife for opening our hay bales, and agreed to never cut up treats with it. I think we got lucky. That could have been very bad.
Go to the dollar store and get the device they sell as seen on tv for opening plastic packaging. It makes the absolute best hay knife as it has a very sharp blade but that blade is recessed into the device so it is impossible to touch.
I had a horse grab a piece of paper that was tacked on a stall the other day. no biggie except he also stole the freaken thumb tack. I aged about 10 years in 30 seconds as I saw him spit out the paper instantly but not the tack.
I went in after it and got the tack but wtf?? that paper was hanging on the stall door for 6 months what suddenly made it so attractive?
Maybe he just wanted to watch my hair turn grey before his very eyes.