need opinions on horse "treats" - Page 2

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

need opinions on horse "treats"

This is a discussion on need opinions on horse "treats" within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category

    Like Tree11Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-26-2013, 08:48 AM
    Green Broke
    I give treats all the time. Not usually actual horse treats. But if she gets pushy she will not get anything. She tried to bite my hand once and jeesh I had never seen a horse fly backwards so fast before.

    She gets candycanes, carrots, cookies and her all time favorite is sea salt and vinegar potato chips she goes crazy for those.

    But she doesn't get treats everyday and usually her treat is getting her bucket of alfalfa pellets after a ride or something.
    Sponsored Links
        01-26-2013, 08:54 AM
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Carrots are nice, but those are awfully expensive and have a very limited shelf-life.
    Carrots are a lot cheaper than apples around here. For apples, we wait for the summer and the folks at the farmer's market will give us the bruised ones for free.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    oobiedoo likes this.
        01-26-2013, 09:02 AM
    Green Broke
    Actually my carrots are in my tack room right now and are perfectly preserved as carrot popsicles. Lizzy like them frozen better, less chewing.
    Sharpie likes this.
        01-26-2013, 10:35 AM
    I don't give many treats by hand once in a while they get carrots and apples but it goes in a feed pan. Iam not a huge fan of hand feeding treats makes for pushy nippy horses. Plus in summer they get grain so I feel they don't need treats. Their favorite treat is peppermints and peanutbutter and jelly sandwich.too be honest their all garbage disposals they will eat anything if they think its a treat.
        01-27-2013, 12:37 AM
    I'm one of those who handfeeds treats, but ONLY if manners are maintained. First sign of getting pushy and they get a stiff reprimand, are made to step back away from me and they are denied their treat that time.

    My usual treats are store bought horse cookies, apple slices and carrots, but peppermints are also offered occasionally. Fayde also loves those oat and honey granola bars, but they are a bit expensive so she doesn't get them often.
        01-27-2013, 12:44 AM
    I feed mine treats - mostly laken lite, but a lot of carrots or apples when in season. However, they don't get so much as a crumb if they can't take it politely...very politely. I have the same rule for dogs - all equall treatment here. Horses, IMO, are far smarter than dogs and they learn manners very quickly.
        01-27-2013, 12:57 AM
    Treats are awesome I give my horse treats when training or being around them it certainly builds the bond up and I just kicked out all trainers and did it my way and I couldn't be more happy with me and my horses bond :)
        01-27-2013, 12:59 AM
    Clicker training is great too :)

    I use carrots apples sunflower seeds.
        01-27-2013, 01:00 AM
    Also one horse I have I Never give carrots as she is very mouthy and dominatante but the other one is a very respectful sweetheart and she gets handfed treats :)
        01-27-2013, 01:44 AM
    I always have a big bag of horse crunch cookies in my feed freezer, it lasts about 5 years. I have mature, well trained horses that deserve a little cookie once in awhile. When one of those well trained horses was younger and not so polite, he got none. Depends on the horse and their attitude, if I give a treat.
    Posted via Mobile Device

    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

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:56 PM.

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