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Horsegma 01-18-2009 09:29 AM

Healthy Snack
 
Is there such a snack that is healthy for a horse? That has no sugars/carbs that a horse could have with no health related downfall?

I have all but given up any kind of grain, apples, carrots etc since all three of my horses are fat. We are actively working on reducing.

I also know that horses don't need a treat, it's us humans that want to give it. Well, I'm human and I do want to give it! :lol::oops:

But, I would still love to give them a treat now and then, and I know THEY would love it too. :-P

Is there such a product?

Peggysue 01-18-2009 10:08 AM

http://www.kentequine.com/getdoc/c96.../7658-pdf.aspx this is a "feed" actually but is about the size of your thumb... my horses love them and they are about 17% NSC which is actually pretty low :) If you are using them as TREATS they are safe I would not pour a bunch out there though

Hoofprints in the Sand 01-18-2009 10:13 AM

Sounds kinda funny to some, but I give my horse (who is also on a "diet"!) sugar-free candy and she LOVES it :-) It was actually a recommentation from my vet! Here's a great website if your horses like them -- but you can usually find sugar free candy in the candy aisle of any grocery store.

Hard Candy, Sugar-Free

Vidaloco 01-18-2009 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand (Post 232720)
Sounds kinda funny to some, but I give my horse (who is also on a "diet"!) sugar-free candy and she LOVES it :-) It was actually a recommentation from my vet! Here's a great website if your horses like them -- but you can usually find sugar free candy in the candy aisle of any grocery store.

Hard Candy, Sugar-Free

Wow what a great suggestion! Thanks so much, Vida loves hard candy but I worry about giving it to her. I have some sugar free, I'll give it a try.

Horsegma 01-18-2009 12:39 PM

Thanks, I'm looking into the suggestions!

Since I most likely have an IR mare, it's going to make a difference.

Vidaloco 01-18-2009 06:46 PM

Very surprising, I had some sugar free fruit chewy candys. I offered Vida a peach one and she ate it! later I tried a lemon/lime one and she ate that too:shock: I figured it being chewy she would spit it out, but she just chewed it up :lol: Its gotta be better than the left over peppermint candy canes I have been giving her

they sell these at our local shops. I haven't tried them yet http://www.mannapro.com/hoof-flax-snax.htm

ShowJumpLife 01-18-2009 08:02 PM

you can feed turnips im pretty sure, they are quite low in sugar I think.


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