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    10-18-2009, 10:48 AM
  #1
Foal
Treat suggestions for picky horse?

Kay is very picky about her treats and I need some suggestions, Please! She refuses carrots and anything carrot flavored. She snubs her nose at apples and anything apple flavored. She tolerates peppermint, but just doesn't seem thrilled about it. Her favorite thing, and yes I know, she's not suppose to have it, is my coffee! When ever I go out with coffee, she has the nose goin' and won't stop til she has a drink. She's even knocked over my travel mug with the lid on, somehow got the lid off, and helped herself.
Anyone have any other suggestions I could try for a picky horse would be greatly appreciated........
     
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    10-18-2009, 10:52 AM
  #2
Trained
I would search for treat recipes online that had mint or mollasses [sp?!?!?!] in them =] my horses are not picky eaters, but they usually go crazy for homemade treats !
     
    10-18-2009, 11:00 AM
  #3
Trained
My experience is that many horses can be slow to accept new foods, even treats, and some horses (believe it or not) are not very food motivated. Our youngest mare snubbed apples for more than a year until she actually tasted a slice one day...and that was it....now she'll follow you around anywhere if she even smells apple on you. We keep things simple, but I'm sure many folks will respond with their favorite treat recipes.
     
    10-18-2009, 11:03 AM
  #4
Weanling
My horse loves blue gatorade drinks :)

I agree with gypsygirl, I would go the molasses route.
Horse Treat Recipe - Molasses Cookies Horse Treats

This is my favorite horse treat site, lots and LOTS of kinds to try!
Horse Treats | Horse Cookies
     
    10-18-2009, 11:08 AM
  #5
Trained
Oooh! I can help you out!

There is a lady in my area, very nice lady and is trying very hard to get her business going, and she makes AMAZING horse cookies.

I first met her at a Dressage Show where Nelson and I won Champion for Training Level 1,2,3,4 tests - and we won a container of her cookies.

Oh my goodness gracious, Nelson has NEVER wanted cookies like he does these. He hunts them down if he can smell them, he will literally stick his face in my pockets and my Fanny Pack *yes I wear one when I hunt of hack, I have asthma and I have to carry my inhaler and Epi Pen* until he gets one.

Here is her website, I swear by these cookies! Everyone in the area buys them and they are even being sold at all the tack stores here.

The Horse Cookie > Home

If you take your index finger and thumb and make a circle out of that - that is the size of these cookies. Perfectly round, dark brown, smell absolutely amazing *even I want to eat them* they are an inch thick.

These cookies are very popular here.

Look into them if you can!
     
    10-18-2009, 11:08 AM
  #6
Trained
Oh, by the way - I think that is absolutely halarious that your horse loves your coffee! HA HA!
     
    10-18-2009, 11:12 AM
  #7
Foal
MI congrats on your win!
Thanks everyone for the links. I love to bake. It's going to be hilarious keeping my sons out of the horse treats!!!!
     
    10-18-2009, 12:34 PM
  #8
Yearling
I've had two picky treaters thus far xD one would only take grass, the other only grain. I ended up just sticking the cookie (I bought a big bag of apple flavored ones) in there mouth and then they LOVED it.

My old mule actually bit my fingers (he was promptly corrected, never did it again) in a demand for a cookie. My colt, Red, is a total nerd for 'em. Loki's the biggest one of them all though, he would probably steal treats out of the others mouths if he could.
     
    10-18-2009, 01:03 PM
  #9
Started
So even horses can have coffee addictions huah? That's funny. My baby wont eat a carrot or apple at all. He was never exposed to them before I got him. He's about 7 months so he's got time to change. He loves some beet pulp soaked with grain in warm water. He will eat treats sometimes depending on how he's feeling. Its not a big deal to me, treats can be expensive and arent really necessary, instead of giving treats give praise.
     
    10-18-2009, 07:57 PM
  #10
Showing
Dumor treats from TSC. They have pure molasses, oatmeal and raisins (nice smell and real raisins), and carrots and apples (doesn't work for you but favourite for my horses). What I REALLY like about those treats they have almost no minerals added (unlike most treats), so I shouldn't care all that much about the amount or imbalance.
     

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