My guy likes his special treats -- stud muffins, willie muffins, pony patties, mrs. pastures, etc.
He is a fan of Uncle Jimmy's Balls (there's just no way to type that without it sounding bad)
BUT, the real key to the boy's heart is his Equus Magnificus treats! As soon as I open the bag, he is thrilled! They are similar to stud muffins, but they hold together better and I have found them online and in stores to be much cheaper than Stud Muffins:
I know one thing horses do not like, or at least the ones I know: bagels and cream cheese. I tried to give away half a bagel because I was no longer hungry and no horse in the barn would eat it. They all ended up with cream cheese on their noses and the bagel ended up in the dirt.
I had a filly once who would turn her head sideways and beg if you had your hands in your pockets - didn't matter what was in there, (edible or not) she would eat it.
Rode a QH for a while who loved bananas - would stick his tongue out if he saw one and it wasn't coming his way! Discovered this at a show when I was eating one and he just reached over and took it out of my hand!
"HisRoyalHighness" is all about the peppermints - all he has to do is hear a wrapper and its all over. We joke with my daughter that if she is ever on course and someone crinkles a wrapper he will be coming out the ingate to find it whether she is finished or not!
Matt loves apples (but wont touch apple sauce), carrots, sugar cubes, mints, and citrus flavored treats. I figured out he loves Skittles when I was eating some outside his stall when the stall guard was open. I had just poured some into my hand when all of a sudden his head snakes around my body and steals the whole handful.
His love for watermelon was figured out when a young stable hand was taking him out to the paddock while eating melon slices. He stole a piece right out of her hand.
Hey Invested1, mine too on the wheat thins! My 2 year old took a box outside with her when we went out to feed, and she gave one to her mini horse. The other two took note, and after that I had 3 heads stuck through the fence trying to mug my toddler. Now I can get them all to come to the gate with the shake of a box.
haha, Ted too--he hears that box and it's all over!
I guess it's because they're crunchy and salty?
Though the other day I was eating some "blazin buffalo goldfish crackers" and Tedi was dyyyyiiinnnngggg to know what mom was eating. I took one out of the bag and told him he wasn't going to like it... he took it, played with it, ate it and came back for more! I only ended up giving him 3 or 4 because I was afraid they would give him flaming diarrhea!
Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.
Sweety and Phoenix will do anything for a peppermint or two...they'll mug you for them if they know you have mints in your hand or pockets. They both also like Dumor treats and Mrs pasture cookies alot along with peppermint and butterscotch flavored Manna Pro treats
Scooter really only likes the peppermint manna pro treats and the dumor treats...hes not really into other treats...though i've yet to see if he likes plain apples or carrots yet.
with all three of them if you have some chopped alfalfa hay or some rolled oats....they are your new best friends.
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