(or should I say "neigh"? LOL)
I give my minis pieces of apples and/or carrots daily. It is part of my evening ritual, before I go to bed. Plus, I might give them a treat during the day, too.
I have heard...on this board but also elsewhere, you really shouldn't give them treats regularly, and you should never feed them from your hands.
Is this just because of nipping? My minis don't nip, they sniff my hands and if I don't have a treat, they leave it at that.
I am wondering if it has to do with "spoiling." I must admit, I love that my minis walk right up to me, even in the pasture. Of course, if I am honest with myself, they are probably thinking "Here comes that chick that has treats sometimes!" I would like to think it is because they love me....haha. Of corse when they realize I have nothing for them, they casually walk away. Not really AWAY, they just start grazing again.
My friend has the SWEETEST mini. Maybe it is "just her personality" and temperment and mine will NEVER be like that. Also, her mini is about 20, whereas my geldings are 8 and 10. My friend thinks over time, they will be mellower and sweeter, and long as I keep working with them. By working with them, she just means grooming, handling, etc. I don't really do much with them, they are purely pets.
Anyway...just want to hear opinions from fellow mini lovers!!!