Join Date: May 2012
Location: middle of nowhere
• Horses: 0
I like treats for one thing, they get your pastured horses to come when called. All I have to do is step to the fence and whistle.. soon I have 5 noses lined up. I walk out into the pasture often, more often without treats than with, and I handle the horses, check feet, ears, teeth and such. Then sometimes they get a treat and sometimes they don't. Treats do help keep the horses from avoiding me in the pasture. I even carry a halter and lead, sometimes I put it on, sometimes I don't. They all come around though just to check if I have treats, this comes in handy as my largest pastures are 4 and 6 acres of steep ridge and trees. If they happen to be on the bckside of the ridge, I am not going to climb down to get them. Cheating? Probably but it works for me!! LOL
My Vet and Farrier are currently splitting my childeren's inheritance.