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  • Candy horses can eat?

    The title pretty much says it all. What kinds of candy can you feed to horses? What kinds should you stay away from?

    Also, other people foods horses enjoy are welcomed as well.

  • #2
    The Red Mare loffs her peppermints.

    *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


    • #3
      Of course candy horses can eat.
      They eat candy corn.
      "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

      ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


      • #4
        Candy is very, very bad for horses.

        But, no worries. I can help you out. PM me, I'll send you my address and you can send all that nasty sugary crap that is so very, very bad for horses () my way. I promise I will dispose of it safely for you. And no horses will be harmed. Promise.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Reynard Ridge View Post
          Candy is very, very bad for horses.

          But, no worries. I can help you out. PM me, I'll send you my address and you can send all that nasty sugary crap that is so very, very bad for horses () my way. I promise I will dispose of it safely for you. And no horses will be harmed. Promise.

          Don't fall for it OP!!! I think RR has less than honest plans with your candy!!

          Harry likes Pepperments and Lucky Charms... anything else he thinks is poison..
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          • #6
            My last horse LOVED licorice hard candies. He would choose them over peppermints. Unfortunately my current horse only seems to like healthy food like carrots, apples, and clover. :/


            • #7
              Every time we go to a restaurant that gives you little hard candies with the check, I shove them into my purse for my horse. But half the time I forget them, and then sometime in mid-summer, I reach into the purse that's been sitting in my hot car and...
              "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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              • #8
                I used to have a horse who liked M&M's and Oreos. I also know a horse at the barn that eats fruit snacks!
                *We tolerate behaviors in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.*
                R.I.P El Salvador*


                • #9
                  Peppermints, no question.


                  • #10
                    Yo likes tootsie rolls.
                    He also loves McD French fries.

                    Basically he'll have what I'm having!
                    Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014



                    • #11
                      hard peppermints and spearmints, root beer barrels, and hard licorices are all popular at my barn!
                      Last edited by dmalbone; Jul. 24, 2009, 02:51 PM.


                      • #12
                        Necco valentine hearts! You know the ones with all the cute sayings?? My mare goes nuts over those things. I go to the store the day after valentines day and stock on them once the are marked down 50%
                        "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
                        ignorance!" Officer Beck


                        • #13
                          Any one of our horses can hear a peppermint being unwrapped from a half mile away.


                          • #14
                            Peppermints (the sugar type that is purchased at Cracker Barrel), Skittles (their favorite), and Jolly Ranchers! Skittle horse breath is the best!


                            • #15
                              Canada Mints!


                              • #16
                                Peppermints of all kinds, Lifesavers, lemon drops, Twizzlers and Red Vines, granola bars, gumdrops, spearmint leaves, Coke (well, that's soda), Altoids, Tic-Tacs (I was digging in my purse for SOMETHING to give as a treat those last two times)... these are some candies my horses have eaten and liked.

                                I loff my Quarter horse clique

                                I kill threads dead!


                                • #17
                                  We have a bunch of horses at the barn that enjoy peanuts... still in the shell! My guys like them too but I don't usually give them to them. I use peppermints and those soft peppermint puff things (Because I love them too )

                                  One girl gives her horse those baskin robbins sugar free hard candies.
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                                  • #18
                                    My dad always loved to give my horses peppermints & Breathsavers. He'd go out to the barn with a pocketfull and share them with all the ponies. I have a pic he took of my two yearling Paints and my little Frosty pony walking up for treats~ too cute!

                                    No one has said Peeps yet?
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                                    Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"


                                    • #19
                                      My mare's favorite hard candies - starlight mints, minty Lifesavers, and butterscotch.

                                      On a side note, does mint wrapper rustling count as clicker training?


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by HuntJumpSC View Post
                                        No one has said Peeps yet?
                                        Peeps are not a candy - Peeps are a major food group.
                                        Approved helmet: Every time; every ride.
                                        "When a sport gets to be predictable it ceases to be fun." - RAR's wise brother