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    06-28-2012, 07:40 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question about peppermints

When people refer to feeding their horses peppermints, is that human candy or special horsey ones from horse shops? This is probably the dumbest question on earth lol, but I've always wondered
     
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    06-28-2012, 07:44 PM
  #2
Yearling
I've always just fed the "people candy", in moderation of course!!
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    06-28-2012, 07:56 PM
  #3
Showing
Yes typically a few people candy peppermints. But they have an assortment of horse treats that have peppermint in them (I think just the oil)

That's not really good for them though.. apple and carrot and roughage based treats are though.
     
    06-28-2012, 08:02 PM
  #4
Foal
We just use the human candy, but we don't feed them often. Kid used to get about a bag a week while he was racing as my bil was big on giving treats every few minutes, race days he'd go through dang near a bag just that day. I still get them occasionally as I know Kid LOVES them but actually the feed I use is big cubes so now I portion out their feed for the day and use those as treats.
     
    06-28-2012, 08:25 PM
  #5
Weanling
Just normal peppermints, as others have said. I don't give too many (maybe four if they are good after a ride) unless they work for it. If you go to the dollar store you can get them for great prices!
     
    06-28-2012, 08:42 PM
  #6
Trained
I give my horse the red and white starlight mints.
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    06-28-2012, 09:06 PM
  #7
Trained
For Christmas as gift from my daughter, my horses got a candy cane shaped tube filled with horse treats called "Stud Muffins", they were peppermint flavored. They had extremely fresh breath after eating them!
     
    06-29-2012, 12:27 AM
  #8
Weanling
Thanks for the replies! Turns out it was a pointless question, I offered Misty a peppermint and she stared at it in pure horror and refused to even taste it lol!
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    06-29-2012, 12:30 AM
  #9
Yearling
My friend has them at her barn/stable and ill walk around and give them to her horses only a few they love them! Im hoping to get some for my boys so every once and a while a little something extra!
     
    06-29-2012, 12:37 AM
  #10
Trained
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Originally Posted by Misty'sGirl    
Thanks for the replies! Turns out it was a pointless question, I offered Misty a peppermint and she stared at it in pure horror and refused to even taste it lol!

So? Did you eat it?
     

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