What kind of treats to give a pony that are sugar free?

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    11-29-2008, 03:10 PM
What kind of treats to give a pony that are sugar free?

The pony my daughter takes lessons on has to have sugar free treats. Any suggestions on what she can have that she would like? I have tried to find the peppermints, but can't in the stores...They aren't allowed to have chocolate are they??? Butterscotch? I got cookies and she doesn't like them! Is there anything they can't have that will make them sick?
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    11-30-2008, 01:42 PM
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My mare is on a diet right now and the vet restricted treats to sugar-free only. The ones I've found that she really likes are peppermints & also butterscotch (that's a new one she LOVES) They were both at the local supermarket...here's a good website if you want to stock up:

Sugar Free Candy, Sugar Free Lollipops, Diabetic Candy

They have a hard candy mix that I'll bet the pony will LOVE! I want to get the IBC root beer hard candy and see what my pony thinks about it, I love letting her try out new treats!
    11-30-2008, 01:45 PM
What about just carrots?? There is natural sugar in them, but would that be ok?
    11-30-2008, 02:03 PM
    11-30-2008, 02:21 PM
As everyone said...carrots! I find most horses perfer juicey carrots to horse treats anyday!
    11-30-2008, 02:33 PM
None of my horses will eat carrots :(
    11-30-2008, 02:34 PM
Even my dogs adore carrots!
    11-30-2008, 03:05 PM
My horses don't even like apples. But one of my colts like dorrito chips.
    11-30-2008, 06:55 PM
Im assuming the pony had or has laminitis/founder. In which case carrots are an absolute NO-NO! Carrots are chocked full of sugar.

beet treats for horses - emerald valley equine horses

Dried split peas work good

Skode's Low Sugar/Low Starch Horse Treats & Cookies

Hay cubes....especially those little alfalfa hay cubes
    11-30-2008, 07:06 PM
Thanks hotreddun! I hope she likes them!
Carrots are a BIG no-no...

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