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        07-22-2008, 02:30 PM
      #11
    Showing
    They make peppermint horse treats so I can't see there being a health issue with it. I tried giving Vida an Altoids once...she spit it out too strong I guess
    I think FoxyRoxy is right, everything in moderation is best. 1 mint candy or 2 isn't going to kill them but a couple of pounds might.
    When we were kids we gave sugar cubes as a treat. Do they still make those?
         
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        07-22-2008, 02:52 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Yea they still make sugar cubes they're just really hard to find so I just stick with buying starkist mints. My horse is the same if he hears anything that sounds like a bag or wrapper his ears prick up and he rushes over to see what it is.

    I used to keep them in my tote and when I would groom him I would put the tote on the ground, well one day when I walked into the tack room to get his saddle I came out and he was holding the whole bag of mints in his mouth with this look like what, I didnt do ne thing! Lol that was the funniest thing i've ever seen, then I had to play tug of war to get them back.
         
        07-22-2008, 10:11 PM
      #13
    Started
    My BO's horse loes those icey things that you get in strips. She will suck the ice right out of the package... I always feed my horse a poptart on the morning of a show (i can never eat two and they come in packages of two)... she also really likes wheat thins too.
         
        07-22-2008, 11:04 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    It's funny to read about all of the different things ppl feed their horses.
         
        07-22-2008, 11:56 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    My daughters Mounted Patrol horse would eat just about anything. She would stop at a certain gas station (to go potty) and they knew her and Duke well, they always had a coffee ready for my daughter and a glazed krispy creme donut for Duke. He would eat chips (Cool Ranch Doritos were his favorite) candy, animal crackers. He wasn't that thrilled with mints though.

    I think the trick is not to give them too much of anything at once. (the donut she would break in half and give him part of it later)
         
        07-23-2008, 08:10 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    Lol, I was going to post a similar topic asking what sort of wierd things do people feed their horses. My mare Penny will eat nearly anything.
    So far the list of things i've fed her are (aside from the usual carrots and apples) :bread (her favorite ), licorice, brocoli, turnip and even banana skin.
    She was pestering me for my banana, as she reckons what's good enough for me is good enough for her, so I offered her the skin to try and deter her, but down it went
    She also steals apples and sandwiches from my backpack if I leave it open. A couple of times i'v gone without lunch thanks to her
         
        07-23-2008, 10:26 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Lol! banana skin, banana is the only thing I have found that mist doesnt like. She mugs me for it then spits it out :roll:

    The only other time she spat something is out was when I said the world "healthy"
         
        07-23-2008, 10:45 AM
      #18
    Trained
    We feed our chickens left overs, anything without onions and garlic. The horses always beg for the food. They get the bread and love it. I don't feed many hand treats...Twister gets too friendly! :roll:

    They have knocked over soda cans, beer cans and coffee mugs for a sip tho!
         
        07-23-2008, 02:39 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
    They have knocked over soda cans, beer cans and coffee mugs for a sip tho!
    Oh god Misty nearly knocked someones wine out of there hand! And nearly smashed a pint of beer
         
        07-23-2008, 02:48 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Our pony will eat anything and the girls are always offering him treats. His favorites seem to be the peppermint candies and vanilla wafers.
         

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