I am a recovering treat-a-holic
Twister became nippy and that ended the treats by hand. Dumas NEVER begged or nipped. I believe each horse will handle it differently.
Dumas doen't like the bridle, so he gets a treat with the bit...It's underhanded and sneeky but it works.
Twister gets a treat on the GROUND after he is done working and when he doesn't expect it. With him it has to be like the treat fairy ripped a hole in her magic bag and he got to find a treat she lost! Nipping is a NO-NO!!!
If we feed carrots or apples they go in the feed.