My Horse Is foundered... Any Treat Ideas?
I want to still give my horse treats but I found out he has foundered in his past and I would like some ideas on safe treats?? Thanks :)
What about alfalfa cubes.....that is what I use for treats they are low in sugar.
Good treats for foundered horses:
Celery and other leaf green vegetables
Hay stretcher pellets
Poor pony :( hope he feels better!
Wither scratches. No sugar in them.
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Perhaps the occasional horse cookie -- given very sparingly. You can buy them or if your talented can make your own. I have seen many horse cookie recipes on the internet. As a matter of fact, if you make your own you will be able to control the quantity of sugar going into them.
Agree it's best to stick to 'low GI' alternatives. Raw carrots aren't so high in nsc as you'd imagine tho. I'd still keep the amount of any sugar/carbs right down, so I wouldn't give more than say one diced carrot, if that's what you choose - still gives you a lot of 'treats' per carrot. Did your horse founder due to IR/obesity or another cause? That makes a difference as to how strict you'd want to be about diet.
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