my horse is a little on the chubby side... does any one have any suggestions of what i could feed him for treats? i be aware of bad not being able to administer him something nice after a hard ride... :D
Just the same as you other give him. He should lose his grass belly after Winter LOL!
Give him a really good rubdown/grooming instead of food
Carrots are just as bad for overweight horses ( I own some Insulin Resistant horses at the barn.) All fruits and many veggies are high in intuitive sugars./starches which can lead to more weight problems.Celery is about the merely 'safe' treat,or apple PEELS only
Also if he is chubby , no grains, sweet nurture etc
Carrots, apples, fresh fruit.
Apples and/or Carrots. They're natural and they're good. I'm sure there are some Weight Control treats out there somewhere too so you don't enjoy to worry about him when you give him treats. Good Luck! P.S. I must want ad that you should wait a while after your "Hard Ride" before you give him treats.
why are you feeding him right after a hard ride? if ur horse is chubby to start near, after a hard ride, chances are hes gonna be very sweaty an own laboured breathing... he doesnt need treats, his treat is a break from work! and if hes chubby, put him on a diet. like i speak, he doesnt need 'treats' becuase the best treat for him after hard endouring rides is simply the loosened cinch and to stand and rest!
Carrots and apples would probably be the best. Try breaking your treats into smaller pieces. That is what I do to keep my cookie monster mare healthy.
An overweight horse does not obligation any treats and you are not doing him any favors by giving him treat foods. He will not know that you are "withholding" treats, and you should do what it best for him. Contol his food sources and allow as much turn out and exercise as possible. Your "feeling bad" will not be shared by your horse as this is a human emotion and not something your horse is capable of conjuring on his own. Again, put your emotional state aside and do what is best for your horse.
Apple slices or carrot chunks.
Answers: Please take my advice. No apples! Carrots are fine. If your horse is chubby, you don't want to risk founder. The horse surrounded by my avatar foundered this past June. The vets gave him bute for headache. It attacked his kidneys and he spent eight days in the equine hospital. They gave him a 50/50 chance to live. When he did come domestic, I felt bad like you do, so I give him some apples. He relapsed and again, we almost lost him. I had a host of veterinarians on his case, and they adjectives said the same thing, no apples! If your horse is already overweight, the last point he needs is more sugar. Good Luck. And please trust me on this one. I had to learn it the easier said than done way, and I would hate to think anybody else have to go through this.
carrots they love them.