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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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.
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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.
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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)
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
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!
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