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post #1 of 33 Old 12-29-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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ok so my horses like candy.... is it safe for them to eat it

I had jolly ranchers the other day and my horse wanted one so I handed him one and he really liked it, my other horse likes starburst candies and the others like twizzlers, is it safe to feed them candy will it cause any probs for them
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post #2 of 33 Old 12-29-2012, 02:47 PM
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Like any other treat, just don't overdo it and they'll be fine.

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post #3 of 33 Old 12-29-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ok cus my mom was getting annoyed that every time I had candy I will share it with them lol I don't do it very often though only if its something that ik they like
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I have a horse who likes oranges. The vet said they were fine to give to him, but not more than once every month or so. It has something to do with the acidity of citrus fruit.

The stuff you're giving them is pretty much just pure sugar with some added flavorings.

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My horse will eat everything, but don't do it all the time, a little tiny bit wont kill them
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Every now and then I break out the hard candies. My one stallion is partial to green apple, but the mares tend toward peach, strawberry, and watermelon.
Peppermints are another favourite.

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Like everyone else said, I'd just feed them in very minimal amounts...I went to camp at a barn that fed their horses Coke and M&Ms :P
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my cousins ponies ate cotton candy, peppermints, hotdogs, etc
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My lesson horse gets a couple daily probably! A little won't hurt as others have said. My worry is a horse getting spoiled (which my lease already has a problem with from prior riders) so I don't feed candy from my hand most of the time. I put a few peppermints in her feed bin here and there.
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post #10 of 33 Old 12-30-2012, 01:46 AM
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Not so sure I would give a horse something like Starburst, they are small and require chewing. Everything else I would be ok with in small doses as they can chew it.
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