Originally Posted by Horselover1215
I'm sure everyone spoils their horse once in a while. Iknow I do!! I feed my thoroughbred gelding peppermints,poptarts, iced tea, and gatorade but he only likes the blue kind haha. So what do you guys treat your horses to?
These are good choices if you insist on giving your insulin resistant or cushing's horse something. (my horse isn't IR but since he is a QH and an easy keeper, I figure it is best and also more natural to reduce sugar spikes as much as possible)
I rarely give my horse a lot of treats, but when I have them I give him some prunes, yes prunes. They are low on the Glycemic index (they don't spike blood sugar ) and are good anti-oxidants. I give them a limited amount since they do promote ah-hem...movements of the bowel (at least for people)
I've also give a couple bananas (which increase the thickness of the stomach lining if fed often enough (to heal or prevent ulcers).
And of course a apple or some carrots. (These are high in sugar so are no no's for IR horses and the like)