My Horse Is foundered... Any Treat Ideas?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

My Horse Is foundered... Any Treat Ideas?

This is a discussion on My Horse Is foundered... Any Treat Ideas? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Treats for foundered horses
  • Lamenites in ponys

Like Tree6Likes
  • 4 Post By EvilHorseOfDoom
  • 1 Post By Chevaux
  • 1 Post By loosie

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-28-2012, 04:31 PM
Question My Horse Is foundered... Any Treat Ideas?

I want to still give my horse treats but I found out he has foundered in his past and I would like some ideas on safe treats?? Thanks :)
Sponsored Links
    07-28-2012, 07:36 PM
Super Moderator
    07-28-2012, 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by Cherie    
No not carrots they are way to high in sugar.

What about alfalfa cubes.....that is what I use for treats they are low in sugar.

Super Nova
    07-28-2012, 09:08 PM
Originally Posted by Super Nova    
No not carrots they are way to high in sugar.

What about alfalfa cubes.....that is what I use for treats they are low in sugar.

Super Nova
EEK! Alfalfa cubes should never ever be served dry! They swell up and cause horses to colic! I really hope you're giving them soaked alfalfa cubes as treats. Unsoaked hay cubes are very dangerous.

Good treats for foundered horses:
Celery and other leaf green vegetables
Hay stretcher pellets
Alfalfa pellets

Poor pony :( hope he feels better!
    07-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Wither scratches. No sugar in them.
Posted via Mobile Device
    07-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Green Broke
Perhaps the occasional horse cookie -- given very sparingly. You can buy them or if your talented can make your own. I have seen many horse cookie recipes on the internet. As a matter of fact, if you make your own you will be able to control the quantity of sugar going into them.
Kelli likes this.
    07-28-2012, 10:53 PM
Agree it's best to stick to 'low GI' alternatives. Raw carrots aren't so high in nsc as you'd imagine tho. I'd still keep the amount of any sugar/carbs right down, so I wouldn't give more than say one diced carrot, if that's what you choose - still gives you a lot of 'treats' per carrot. Did your horse founder due to IR/obesity or another cause? That makes a difference as to how strict you'd want to be about diet.
Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Information
walkinthewalk likes this.

foundered, ideas, treats

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foundered horse Linzie Horse Health 12 07-16-2012 10:02 PM
how do you tell if a horse has foundered? LaYuqwam111 Hoof Care 3 07-16-2012 07:20 AM
Has my horse foundered from lamanites? jeffhearn Horse Health 2 05-20-2012 07:31 PM
Horse is foundered.... Now what?? tsaleska Horse Health 6 05-26-2011 12:26 AM
Has my new horse foundered? luvsherhorse Horse Health 43 04-29-2011 01:03 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0