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  1. #1
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    Default my horse was very polite and never said nothing

    Our son bought my horse a Christmas present of a stall toy treat thing that hangs from a string and is apple flavored.

    I hung the toy in a place where the mare could easily get to to play with yet it just hung there for six weeks, no sign of it even being touched.

    Upon closer inspection last weekend I realized that it had a plastic cover over the treat, which I had failed to remove.... next day apple treat thing was eaten.

    My mare never said a word.


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    I had the same thing happen,could even smell the apple flavor-oops!



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    What polite horses you both have! Mine would devour it, plastic wrap and all.


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    Oooops!



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    those things taste so good....my husband (and students, come to think of it) always gross out when i lick the new ones before I put them in the stalls.

    I think I like them more than the horses do...lol


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  6. #6
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    Lol! My guy never touched his, he's seriously a health freak I tell you. What horse doesn't touch those hanging treat balls??



  7. #7
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    Did your horse send your son a Thank You note?

    When I bought Cash his owner gave me a 2/3 full jug of his "favorite" treats.
    When I got him unloaded & into his stall, I offered one and he sniffed it then said NTYVM.
    Never ate a single one (Vern was more than happy to make use of them).
    Weird?
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



  8. #8
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    Hmmm... My horse never touched his, so I gave it to the guy in the next stall, and now he isn't touching it either... Time to take a closer looker at that thing.
    Mon Ogon (Mojo), black/bay 16 H TB Gelding



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    Quote Originally Posted by TBRedHead View Post
    Lol! My guy never touched his, he's seriously a health freak I tell you. What horse doesn't touch those hanging treat balls??
    My mare doesn't really care for her hanging treat. I think she nibbles on it occassionally, or the birds/rodents do, but it's mostly still intact.
    ~ Horse Box Lovers Clique ~



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    I got my mare one for a special treat at weekend long shows. Figured it would help with boredom. I even took the plastic off ( if I had not of read the instructions I would of missing it also.) but she doesn't even look at it! I have even thought about licking it as well thinking maybe it would get the smell going.
    I even hung it in her stall at home and she hasn't touched it. Put it up to her mouth and she turns away....Why do I even try!? Thats a mare for Ya
    The Love for a Horse is just as Complicated as the Love for another Human being, If you have never Loved a Horse you will Never Understand!!!



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    We had a horse at the barn that at one point was very depressed. He would politely accept a carrot, the unobtrusively drop it in the corner under his feed bucket. We found a little pile one day. When asked, the stall cleaner (who didn't know horses very well) said he thought the horse was saving them for later so he left them!

    In a few weeks, the horse perked up and carrots began to go down the gullet again, instead of dropped into the corner.
    The truth is always in the middle.



  12. #12
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    What, a horse that doesn't LOVE hanging balls?! My mare devours that thing and gets molasses everywhere, probably including her eyeballs! Her face takes weeks to get fully clean after a good hanging ball in the summertime!
    Born under a rock and owned by beasts!



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