Are treat good for horses?

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    08-05-2007, 09:07 PM
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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    08-05-2007, 09:38 PM
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.
    08-05-2007, 09:57 PM
To me SOMETIMES it can be a bad thing. The horse could get narky and want a treat when it has done right but you hav none on you, or you refuse to give ur horse one.
Just be carefull on how often you give ur horse a treat for doin something good remeber it also has to do what you ask out of respect not just treats all the time

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