NOw I am feeliing really guilty. I hand feed , too.
(shame on me!)
What kind of cotton candy, gum drops and rainbows, forum have I joined?!?!?! First its, letting horses "eat" you so they can take a nap now its "HAND FEEDING TREATS!!?" And here I thought we were horsemen, now I find we are a bunch of "horse lovers".
OK I'm just kidding.
If the OP wants to "let" her horse do this its not skin off my noise. BUT, she can't be too upset if this turns into nipping or something worse. I personally am a little more "stand offish" when it comes to horses it not that I don't like them, its I have 20 horse at the camp I work at, and I can't have them rubbing, nipping or using or guests as a play toy. So because of that I will pet them but they aren't allowed to pet me. As far as treats, its funny or sad depending on how you look at it, but most of my horses won't take treats from anyone, apples, carrots I only have a few horses that will try them.