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post #1 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Training Treats

Hello Everyone.

I was wondering what people use for treats during a training session. I was thinking cut up carrots, but I think they might be too small.

My horse is food motivated(when she's calm) and would like a treat that I could have on me and reward her for good behavior.

Thanks a bunch!
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 06:39 PM
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What I use is just the plain old cookie apple flovor treat my horse loves them!! :)

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post #3 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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thank you buckaroo!
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 06:52 PM
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Anytime Appylover or maybe if ur horse get bored with eating the carrots try apples cutting it into small pieces! :)

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 07:00 PM
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Here are the things I've noticed that Blu likes:

Wheat Thins (for the salty taste)
Carrots (crunchy)
Apples (tastey)
Bananas (mushy)
Celery (juicy sticks)
Lettuce (leafy yum)
Apple Cookies (mmmmm)
Oatmeal Cookies (yummmmm)
Tortillas (chomp chomp)
And even Bread but I recently found out that's bad!

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post #6 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 07:03 PM
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WOW blu! Your horse loves just about anyting!!!

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 07:11 PM
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I watched a training video where the lady wore a fannypack type thing and just kept the horses regular feed in it. Everytime the horse did right she would give him a handful. It would be something that you would always have on hand and the cost would be less then some treats. I use apple flavored horsey treats I don't recall the brand, they come in 20 lb bags. I just stuff my pocket full, Only problem with that is every time I put my hand in my pocket they thing they should get a treat. I used to use alfalfa cubes but they make a mess in your pocket and if one happens to go through the wash its a real mess


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post #8 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot about so many different veggie choices! Lol

The grain sounds like a good idea, and it would work if i'm wearing a sweatshirt or something.

I do like the variety of stuff though. I could always get a bunch of stuff and chop them all up and just stick my hand into the bag'o'treats and she'll get whatever she gets.

When I had guinea pigs, we would give them alfalfa cubes and it always made a mess going from the bag into their cage. I could only image what it was like in a pocket, or the washing machine

Thank you all, for all the suggestions. Vega will love them all!!
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post #9 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 07:48 PM
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talk about everything, buckaroo, LOL my friend's friend's gelding loves licorice and oreo cookies. :roll:

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post #10 of 18 Old 02-09-2008, 09:35 PM
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wow lol I love oreos too!! But idk about my horse LOL! :) :)

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