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    06-23-2013, 02:33 PM
  #1
Foal
Beer for my horses???

Okay so I know this is a really wierd topic. But a couple months ago I was reading an issue of Equus magazine and it was listing different kinds of treats you can give your horse besides the typical apples, carrots, and peppermints. Well at the end of the list it said "beer". And that was all, like no explanation. So my question is will horses actually drink beer? And is it okay for them? Do they get a little tipsy lol ? And do any of you feed it to them? If not do you give your horses anything wierd to drink? Im only 18 so im not really planning on feeding my mare beer. Im just wondering
     
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    06-23-2013, 02:37 PM
  #2
Yearling
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Originally Posted by sheenanaginz    
Okay so I know this is a really wierd topic. But a couple months ago I was reading an issue of Equus magazine and it was listing different kinds of treats you can give your horse besides the typical apples, carrots, and peppermints. Well at the end of the list it said "beer". And that was all, like no explanation. So my question is will horses actually drink beer? And is it okay for them? Do they get a little tipsy lol ? And do any of you feed it to them? If not do you give your horses anything wierd to drink? Im only 18 so im not really planning on feeding my mare beer. Im just wondering
I am no expert, but even before I ever had a horse, the biggest thing I remember were the stories of people giving beer to their horses. It is just fermented grains or hops and whatnot- the same kinds of things they eat.
I know our 2 horses like it. My mare is quite a bit more discerning in brands than my DH's gelding, but DH has even taught his boy to drink out of the can or bottle. Not that either of them ever get more than a few sips every week or so. I am sure that is the amount they meant, not huge, get drunk, amounts. :)
     
    06-23-2013, 02:50 PM
  #3
Foal
Actually, where I work, we give beer to a couple of horses for weight gain. 1 can a day. It actually puts a lot of weight on.
     
    06-23-2013, 02:54 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by TheatricalAffair    
Actually, where I work, we give beer to a couple of horses for weight gain. 1 can a day. It actually puts a lot of weight on.
Ya know, I bet that works quite well! Think of all the nicely beer-paunched humans out there! :P lol
     
    06-24-2013, 09:44 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I have had horses that love beer and would follow the can holder around the fence until they got a swallow or two --- or three or ultimately the entire can

I have had horses that can't stand beer but would drink Orange NeHi soda. I'll bet there aren't too many folks under 50 that remember NeHi Soda
     
    06-24-2013, 09:46 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I've never met one that didn't like it.
     
    06-24-2013, 09:48 AM
  #7
Trained
I actually used it back in the day to shed out a horse who was late in shedding in the spring. Told to try it by an old-timer, and it worked! A can a day for a six pack worth!
     
    06-24-2013, 10:26 AM
  #8
Banned
What a waste.....
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    06-24-2013, 10:36 AM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
What a waste.....
aw come on -- give a horse a break
     
    06-24-2013, 10:38 AM
  #10
Showing
Lol Muppet!

I've yet to meet one that doesn't like it. I share a Guinness or Hornsby every now & again with Woodstock. I drink my half first of course ;)
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