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    10-21-2011, 12:49 AM
PB and J. Beau is obsessed. He gets is occasionally. But he loves sharing apples and carrots with me as well.

When I was a kid there was a horse at my lesson barn that loved coffee and donuts. Too funny.
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    10-26-2011, 07:31 PM
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    11-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Gelding loves winter green mints, bananas, and extruded apple treats and my mare is picky, but she likes apples.
    11-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Green Broke
Peppermint, apples, carrots, Dumor cookies, oatmeal cookies, crackers, chips, beer, coke, chicken name it..Hickory will eat it.

Nikki and Lark will stick with the apples, carrots, and cookies..
    11-22-2011, 06:13 PM
My gelding LOVES peppermint candies.

He escaped one day and was running around a near by neighborhood. He was so full of himself there was no catching him. All I had in my car was old receipt...I crumpled it and it made the same noise as a candy wrapper. Horse.Caught.
    11-22-2011, 06:14 PM
Green Broke
Never used to give treats to other horses I was around, or worked, but since I've bought Rodeo, I give him treats everyday I go out, yes I know it is not a good thing, but there are exceptions to when I give them. I give him one when I first get there, and 1 right before I leave. He LOVES peppermints.

Besides that, I really don't "treat" him. ;D
    11-22-2011, 06:59 PM
I give carrots, apples, watermelon, then waffers, any type of horse treats. Chips. Bread. Sometimes pizza, uhhh peppermints, alfelfa cubes. That's all I can think of. Harley gets treats alot he's 13 adn doesnt get nippy an dif he does a flick in the nose stops him. The other two will get some but not as much they are 3 adn 4 and get very nippy and take a few flicks and they don't need them like harley does haha.
    11-22-2011, 08:12 PM
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I give Lacey treats sometimes because, well, she's just so darn cute. And my lessons kids like to feed her something "special", so they get to feed her one treat at the end of every lesson if they want.
Her absolute favorite store-bought treat, of alllllllll time, is "Dobbin's Delight's: Apple and Oat". She will do absolutely anything to get one of those. Her favorite "real" things are apples. Can you say someone has a preference for apples, at all? Haha
She used to be pretty willing to eat pretty much anything until I tried feeding her white cheese popcorn (not really sure why I thought that was a good idea anyway) this last summer.... She apparently thought that was disgusting and now refuses to take things that don't fit her idea of "food" from me. Hahaha

She doesn't get nippy because I've trained her to look to the side when she wants a treat that you have. And since nipping/nudging/mouthing/whatever and looking to the side are incompatible, voila!
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    11-22-2011, 08:26 PM
Green Broke
Our 3 horses split an apple and carrots twice a day.

In the summer when it's hot, dry, and dusty, we give them ice cold watermelon, which they really like mid afternoon when they're miserable.

For some reason, they don't like beer; can't quite figure that out, but what do I know?

Some say treats are bad, but frankly, I enjoy giving treats to them.

I'd NEVER spoil my horses.....NO SIR.....not me!
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    11-22-2011, 08:35 PM
PEPPERMINTS ! My mare is crazy about them ! Also pb and j =]

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