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post #1 of 3 Old 08-05-2007, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Are treat good for horses?

Hi Everyone,

i'm a beginner in all this Horse world and i have 2 nice calm horse for trail (no competition), just basically family horse... i want to teach them some things and i noticed that when i TREAT them with carrots, they do things much faster then when i don't... i was wondering, is this a BAD way to start?


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post #2 of 3 Old 08-05-2007, 08:38 PM
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I do use carrots too. :) Not when riding but for some ground work and used to give a lot when was teaching basic care things (brushing, hoofs, etc.). I'v seen trick trainers use carrots all the time to make horses do what they want.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-05-2007, 08:57 PM
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to me SOMETIMES it can be a bad thing. the horse could get narky and want a treat when it has done right but u hav none on u, or u refuse to give ur horse one.
just be carefull on how often u give ur horse a treat for doin something good remeber it also has to do what u ask out of respect not just treats all the time
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