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    08-15-2013, 01:42 PM
Green Broke
Cereal as a treat?

My horse is EMS and sugar free horse treats are bloody expensive. I vaugely remember someone mentioning using cereal as a treat, but can't remember which one...any suggestions?
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    08-15-2013, 01:51 PM
Anything without a lot of sugar is fine, just don't overdo it.
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    08-15-2013, 02:21 PM
Hmm, can he have grains if they don't have molasses in them?

Only reason I ask is that there is a "natural" cattle range cube that would be very similar to what I use as treats for my horses. The only difference is, the ones I buy have a bit of molasses in them and the natural ones don't. The main ingredient in these cubes is grain by-products.

Basically, they are just a compact roughage cube, but my horses adore them.

This is what I feed
Super 20% Range Cube - Shawnee Milling

And these are the "natural" ones without the molasses. They are the second one down
Shawnee Milling Company
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    08-15-2013, 02:23 PM
Horse treats around here are alfalfa cubes. I keep a hammer and screwdriver handy to break them into 1/4" thick wafers. Never seen a horse turn them down.
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    08-15-2013, 02:36 PM
Cheerios are one of the cereals with the lowest amount of sugar. I know this because I have chinchillas for pets and researched low cost treat items that would be safe for them. Chinchillas and horses both have pretty much the same type of digestive system (there's a useless fact to store away! Lol).

Just get the plain, not the honey nut/multigrain/flavoured ones.

Alfalfa cubes and or timothy hay cubes would work well too. What about horse 'crunchies'? They come in a big bag at most feed stores and when I tasted one once it didn't taste like it had any sugar in it at all. Blech..... wonder how the horses find them tasty....... lol.
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    08-15-2013, 03:21 PM
I've seen mini wheats used as treats before. I believe the non-frosted ones probably have very little sugar in them.
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    08-15-2013, 09:39 PM
Green Broke
Thanks all! :) Smrobs, that looks good.

He choked once so I fear hay pellets and cubes. :(
    08-15-2013, 11:42 PM
Aah, that's completely understandable!
    08-16-2013, 01:00 AM
I give cheerios once in awhile and for an extra treat mini-wheats. They are few and far between though.
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    08-17-2013, 08:34 PM
Does this recipe sound safe enough?

I heard shredded wheat was good, the non-frosted kind.

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