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    12-18-2008, 12:28 AM
  #1
Weanling
How many can I feed?

I just made horse cookies from a recipe a friend gave me. They consist of carrots, apples, molasses, oats, flour, a little oil and a little salt and sugar. The cookies are about an inch in diameter, and a 1/2 inch high, so not too large.

How many cookies can I safely give a horse at one time? Or does it depend on the horse?
     
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    12-18-2008, 08:24 PM
  #2
Yearling
I've always been told you shouldn't feed more than a cup of any kind of treat to a horse in one day.
     
    12-20-2008, 12:10 AM
  #3
Started
These cookies sound very sweet, so I would probably suggest no more than two per horse. But that is just me. They sound very tasty (for a horse), and if they might get greedy if you give them too many.
     
    12-21-2008, 12:28 PM
  #4
Foal
My equine dentist has told me no more than 2-3 a day.
     
    12-21-2008, 02:47 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose    
These cookies sound very sweet, so I would probably suggest no more than two per horse. But that is just me. They sound very tasty (for a horse), and if they might get greedy if you give them too many.

Jubilee......my mother thinks they taste delicious! She has eaten about 15 cookies in the last few days! I tried one as well...not too bad.
     
    12-21-2008, 07:04 PM
  #6
Started
If you throw out adding the sugar they could eat nearly a bucket full. My horses get pounds of carrots and apples from the garden in the summer. We buy treats by the 50lb sack and they get plenty of hand-outs. Even with adding sugar to your home made treats many people feed sugar cubes, peppermints and ginger snaps as treats with no ill-effects and I'm sure you haven't added that much sugar. The average healthy horse, granted they aren't allergic to anything in the cookies, could have 10-15 with absolutely no worries. I wouldn't be too concerned.
     

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