LOL - carrots.
Well.. Got Alfalfa cubes and pellets from the store .. GUESS WHAT?! I gave Casey less then a handful of pellets and one broken up cube (dry, I made her chew before she got more) .. She choked. And couldn't cough either, and most of the chokes I have experienced the horses could cough, but she couldn't, and was obviously trying to. I have no idea whether it was the pellets or cubes as I fed them both within a couple minutes before the choke. It wasn't that bad at all (other than not being able to cough) just had some stuff stuck in her throat, came loose in about 10 minutes. I also couldn't feel a really obvious lump in her neck, but I am quite sure it was behind her jaw bone as it seemed a little enlarged.
The few times I have actually used pellets or cubes was a couple years ago, and they were soaked. Lesson learned- best to soak with Casey.. Right now some cubes and pellets are soaking in the barn.
Funny thing- I wanted to compare and see which one Casey would choose when offered, so I put the crumbled up cube in one hand and small handful of pellets in the other (before the choke, she choked after eating them) and she chose the pellets.. Not very scientific, but I did place them pretty much even on either side of her face, and she sniffed both before going to pellets.. Personally I like the smell of the cubes better, almost seems stronger.
“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown