That being said, I have a little pony colt who is my pride and joy. He's just getting to where he'll eat all of his grain, and he gets a quart and a half of sweet feed twice a day, and actually eats it all. At first I would only give him a handful and he'd only eat a couple bites before going to the hay. I use grain as a treat for training, so he was familiar with it, just not in the bowl I guess. But how do I get him to like other things, like peppermint or apples? If I give an apple to my mare she knows to bite into it, but he just sniffs like I'm crazy. I even put peppermint in his mouth and all he did was spit it out (though in his defense, the mare doesn't like peppermint either).
Is it just a baby phase? Will he grow out of not liking treats like he grew out of not eating grain?