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post #21 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 02:45 PM
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I hold the apple and let them bite chunks off it:P
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I usually only bring apples to my horse as a special treat at shows, but that's how I feed them when I do!
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post #22 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 03:18 PM
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I keep a sack of apples on my tack trunk at this time of the year, and dish them up whenever I feel like it. My boy is missing some front teeth and had a hard time biting the apples up, so they either have to be cut (if I remember to bring a knife) or (more often) I hold onto it so he can gnaw chunks out of it. It's messy, but I just rinse off in his water bucket, and then he gets apple-flavored water too. :)

Or, if I feel like watching a show, I toss an apple or two into his watering trough and let him bob for them. I usually take a bite out first myself so that he has an edge to grip.
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post #23 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 03:22 PM
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Hmmmm, mine don't really eat apples or carrots as I always have a big bag of horse cookies in the feed freezer for treats. Tried to give one an apple core once, he turned up his nose at it.
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post #24 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 03:49 PM
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well for my one horse we give him smaller apples and carrots or cut them he has choked before so we are careful with him but when he gets whole apples he will bite it then move it around and turn it so he can bite again to get it to get it crushed to eat it. But the other two eat whole. My QH can eat huge apples and carrots no problem.
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post #25 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 03:52 PM
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I toss whole old apples, pears, and watermelons over the fence, two eat the apples and watermelon and weird Rick only eats the pears, stupid horse DOESN'T LIKE APPLES or WATERMELON! I never hand feed.
They take bites off them. Personally I feel like a 1/2 apple is more dangerous as they CAN get that stuck in their mouths, MINE can't get a whole apple in there but I guess a larger horse could. 1/4 ones could be best IDK?

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post #26 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 03:52 PM
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My pony had cut up apples and got one stuck, it took about 20 minutes to pass down.
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post #27 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 09:02 PM
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apples, carrots, watermelon or pears... the way it works is this... a bite for me, a bite for you (I bite it off and hand it over because I really don't want horse slobber on what ever treat I'm sharing). Another bite for me, another bite for you and so on and so on. It's a great way for me to get a serving or two of fruits and veggies we all could use more of ;P saves me the trouble of cutting it up too..lol.
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post #28 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 09:42 PM
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Mine won't eat an apple unless it's been cut up for her. Then she inspects for bruises or otherwise anything that would make this apple unappealing, including not being ripe enough, or too ripe. She will only eat the best of the best but then they must be cut up, she won't be bothered to take chunks off her food.

Oh and she will only eat treats AFTER dinner. Yes she must finish her grain bucket first..... if you throw an apple or carrot in her bucket before it's empty she will spit it out and leave it until her bucked is empty and I mean empty, she has to lick it clean.

So she's spoiled but apparently learned the rule of no desert until after dinner lol.
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post #29 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 09:56 PM
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Oh gosh, Poppy - if she were a person I bet she'd only eat sandwiches that were cut in triangles and had the crusts off! And of course used real butter, not margerine...
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post #30 of 36 Old 10-06-2012, 10:03 PM
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Oh gosh, Poppy - if she were a person I bet she'd only eat sandwiches that were cut in triangles and had the crusts off! And of course used real butter, not margerine...
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Lol she is insane sometimes. Seriously we had a whole bag of apples that had come off someones tree, so therefore no chemicals used to keep bugs off. She would not touch them, they had tiny little bruises and bug spots

Pets are like their owners right? Well I'm the pickiest eater I know, but I still eat cookies before dinner
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