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  1. #1
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    Default Likits, does any horse actually LICK them?

    I got my mare a mint likit this afternoon, a treat I have not indulged her with in quote some time. I don't often buy them because she doesn't lick them, she bites them in half and eats the pieces off the ground. All in all its a treat that lasts about 5 minutes, max! What a waste of $7!

    What about your horses?



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    Mine do the same thing. Lick, lick, chomp, chomp, gone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSuchPerson View Post
    Mine do the same thing. Lick, lick, chomp, chomp, gone.
    Kind of like a Tootsie Pop....

    My horse HATES them. I hung one in his stall and it grew some pretty spectacular mold, but he never touched it. Tried the treat bars, he spit it out. Now, Uncle Jimmy's Licky Things, OTOH...


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    When I bought my gelding I gave him a big sticky ball from Uncle Jimmy. The next morning, his forelock was glued behind his ear and every inch of his head and neck were covered in molasses. Never again!


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    My old mare ate lickits but it was better than having her spin in har stall like a nervous wreck.

    Current pony has something similar (oat treat mixture thing). He *loves* it. He has had it over a week and it is mostly gone but the first few days it was in a spot where he could pin it really easily. Now that he has gotten used to it free hanging it is taking him much longer to chew through. Mostly he just licks it, occasionally he gets it against the wall and takes a few bites.



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    Mine do what yours does. One chomp and it shatters and is eaten. Only the salt likits are safe, I think they're just harder.
    ~Veronica
    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
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    have you tried those things, pretty yummy!
    for more Joy then you can handle
    http://dangerbunny.blogspot.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerbunny View Post
    have you tried those things, pretty yummy!
    They are pretty tasty...
    If i smell like peppermint, I gave my horse treats.
    If I smell like shampoo, I gave my horse a bath.
    If I smell like manure, I tripped.



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    Yup, they are yummy! If I hang it so miss princess can easily chomp it, she chows on it. If I hang it so she has to work for it she ignores it. I got the tongue twister that mounts to the stall wall- that one she licks...for hours...without stopping....or sleeping...until it is all gone...
    ~Former Pet Store Manager (10yrs)
    ~Vintage Toy Dealer (rememberswhen.us)
    ~Vet Tech Student
    Mom to : 1 Horse, 4 Dogs, 3 Cats, 6 (Former) Stepkids


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    Gray horse - gone in 5 minutes. Chestnut horse - won't touch it. Gray horse ends up getting two.



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    I thought it would be fun to hang something like that in my trailer if I could come up with one that is licky, not chompy, and not yucky. And preferably one that would not leave my horse's amazing forelock glued to his head. LOL!
    I have a Fjord! Life With Oden



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    My mare loves her Uncle Jimmy's ball. It hangs on the front of her stall and she licks it on a regular basis. She just finished the one she got before Christmas. She licks it for a while then, I am sure, she gets angry and bites it.



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    My horse chomps as well. No matter how high I hang it, he has mastered the art of chomping and then I cringe at the thought of all the pure sugar he is chowing down on at one time.



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    My previous horse loved Uncle Jimmy's. He had a whole routine down, he would start at the top where the string was, and some how he was able to nibble it down while still keeping the ball shape. Lasted a week and kept him busy. Only problem is that he would be sticky anywhere on his body where he had scratched with his mouth.



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    My horses love the Uncle Jimmy's but they make too much of a mess. And they immediately chomp and kill Likits. The only thing I've found that works are the himalayan salt likits. They're too hard to chomp and one of my horses really seems to enjoy them, he licks his away in 2 weeks-month. I do keep one of those in his stall at all times, since he so enjoys it. The other horse could care less?!
    ~Veronica
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