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post #1 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Healthy Snack

Is there such a snack that is healthy for a horse? That has no sugars/carbs that a horse could have with no health related downfall?

I have all but given up any kind of grain, apples, carrots etc since all three of my horses are fat. We are actively working on reducing.

I also know that horses don't need a treat, it's us humans that want to give it. Well, I'm human and I do want to give it!

But, I would still love to give them a treat now and then, and I know THEY would love it too.

Is there such a product?
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 10:08 AM
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http://www.kentequine.com/getdoc/c96.../7658-pdf.aspx this is a "feed" actually but is about the size of your thumb... my horses love them and they are about 17% NSC which is actually pretty low :) If you are using them as TREATS they are safe I would not pour a bunch out there though

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 10:13 AM
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Sounds kinda funny to some, but I give my horse (who is also on a "diet"!) sugar-free candy and she LOVES it It was actually a recommentation from my vet! Here's a great website if your horses like them -- but you can usually find sugar free candy in the candy aisle of any grocery store.

Hard Candy, Sugar-Free

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 12:23 PM
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Sounds kinda funny to some, but I give my horse (who is also on a "diet"!) sugar-free candy and she LOVES it It was actually a recommentation from my vet! Here's a great website if your horses like them -- but you can usually find sugar free candy in the candy aisle of any grocery store.

Hard Candy, Sugar-Free
Wow what a great suggestion! Thanks so much, Vida loves hard candy but I worry about giving it to her. I have some sugar free, I'll give it a try.


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post #5 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'm looking into the suggestions!

Since I most likely have an IR mare, it's going to make a difference.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 06:46 PM
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Very surprising, I had some sugar free fruit chewy candys. I offered Vida a peach one and she ate it! later I tried a lemon/lime one and she ate that too I figured it being chewy she would spit it out, but she just chewed it up Its gotta be better than the left over peppermint candy canes I have been giving her

they sell these at our local shops. I haven't tried them yet http://www.mannapro.com/hoof-flax-snax.htm


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post #7 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 08:02 PM
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you can feed turnips im pretty sure, they are quite low in sugar I think.
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