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    07-16-2012, 03:48 PM
  #21
Green Broke
Rarely do I do this.

And never in group of horses, that is just asking to get hurt.
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    07-16-2012, 03:51 PM
  #22
Showing
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
My qh learned to pull her lips and open her mouth wide and stand like that waiting till I put a carrot or cookie in mouth. Quite funny to watch.
Now you can't post something like that without pictures Val!
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    07-16-2012, 07:03 PM
  #23
Yearling
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Originally Posted by natisha    
I hand feed my horses & they don't get pushy, can't say the same for my sheep though as they think treats are never ending.
Hehe! Are sheep anything like goats? Where I volunteer they have three goat companions for the sickest horses, and OMG! We literally have to hang everything from the tree branches as when they are out, they'll eat a CAR if you aren't careful! In FACT, last week, we all had to re-sign our waivers to volunteer as someone left the sign in book out and the goats literally ATE THE WHOLE book!! :0) They're sooo ****ed cute, though! :0)
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    07-16-2012, 07:10 PM
  #24
Yearling
MH...agreed...pics are a must here, that is seriously adorable (Your mare:"Um, in case you didn't NOTICE; mouth IS OPEN! Insert TREAT PLEASE!!")<-- Ha! Love it!!
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    07-17-2012, 12:40 AM
  #25
Yearling
Will hand feed Alfelfa cubes, carrots, apples, and sometime oats. I do it almost everyday and never have had anything wrong. They arent pushy, adgressive or anything. The get flicked in the nose if they try to nip at me and they learn that I give when I want to give not when they want them. I walk in my feild with carrots they will come over but wont bite at my hands or anything.
     
    07-17-2012, 10:30 AM
  #26
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Back2Horseback    
Hehe! Are sheep anything like goats? Where I volunteer they have three goat companions for the sickest horses, and OMG! We literally have to hang everything from the tree branches as when they are out, they'll eat a CAR if you aren't careful! In FACT, last week, we all had to re-sign our waivers to volunteer as someone left the sign in book out and the goats literally ATE THE WHOLE book!! :0) They're sooo ****ed cute, though! :0)
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They have to be cute or no one would put up with their antics. Kind of like a kitten hanging on curtains.
I had a goat with huge horns that smashed a friend's shiney car door fighting with his reflection.

Sheep are more 'stranger danger' but they are much fussier eaters than goats.
     
    07-18-2012, 03:12 PM
  #27
Weanling
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
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    07-18-2012, 03:35 PM
  #28
Foal
I'll ocasionally feed Hippy a carrot or apple, or maybe a handful of grass from my hand, I think it helps themt o trust you and to build a bond with you. As long as you keep your hand flat and your fingers together you shouldn't (hopefully!) get bitten. So I see no harm in it, as long as it's not all the time and the horse still knows who's boss! :)
     
    07-18-2012, 04:29 PM
  #29
Yearling
HipHop I think it does too it got my moms horse use to trust us and no will come up and let use rub his face and will be closer to us. I just make it clear if the nibble/bite/be adgressive then they will get flicked in the nose.
     
    07-18-2012, 04:36 PM
  #30
Weanling
I feed treats on rare occasions. Apples carrots and such. But as mentioned before. You don't allow them to become demanding.
     

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