Originally Posted by Viranh
I am correcting the pushiness of my new TB without taking the treats away. It's just a respect issue. If you feed treats properly and don't allow the horse to be pushy, treats don't ruin them, IMO. I'm sure horses are just as happy without them, but I like giving them, and don't like having a 1000 lb animal in my space.
I also prefer to have a horse look for treats than to have to chase them around the pasture, so I definitely give lots of treats to the ones that come to me hard to catch. To each their own, though!
Well my horses come to me because they want to not because iv got treats. Catching has never been an issue with any of my horses.
My horses like me no less because I don't give out treats every day. Iv seen to many horses who are flat direspectful because of hand feeding.
When I do give my horses treats which is very few and far between if they get the least bit greedy. That's it I walk away and no treat.
Same with grain feeding they start fighing grain goes back in feed room and tough luck, no dinner or breakfast for that day. They arent dumb because iv only ever done this 2 times they stand and wait for grain no fighting.