Originally Posted by ShiningStar
I know that horses love peppermints, and I would occasionally feed my horse them, but I was wondering if I can use them on a daily basis as a"reward" after riding and working. I always reward my horse after working, and they would prefer them over everything lol. But afterall they are sugar, junk e.c.t. I am just wondering if they are harmful if she gets them everyday?
I would only give her one of those little starlight peppermints.
My boys love treats. I sometimes give them Polo mints which they will kill for but only a couple and infrequently. I also give them special 'horse treats' which are based on herbs. They love those too. I always reward my horses when they have done well. Just a point - all the top training schools treat their hroses. Went to see The Spanish Riding School of Vienna when they came to london. I was expecting perfection and beautifully trained horses. I was not disappointed. They had them performing leaps in the air with riders on their backs without saddle or stirrups. It was amazing and you know what happened every time those horses got it right? Those professional riders all had pockets secreted in their riding breeches filled with horse treats and every one of those horses got a reward for just trying, even when they didn't do it perfect. It was amazing and I now never feel guilty for rewarding my two boys. You go for it!