Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
Depending on his age, he may not know what treats are and he may not have the teeth to chew them, so be ready for that. When I'm teaching my foals to take treats, I generally have to take something very small that I know they'll like and put it in the corner of their mouths and let them mouth and drop and finally eat it. It takes a little while but they eventually get the idea.
My horse is older and he didn't know what treats were when I got him. I had to stuff the tasty in his mouth and hold it closed until he chewed on it a little in order to get him to give it a chance. It was a sad, sad situation.
This was an older horse used to handling and trusted me enough to let me stuff the treat in, though. I would not do this to a baby.