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What are your horse's favorite holiday treats?
(Select all that apply)

Carrots
30%
422
Bran mash
7%
104
Candy canes
18%
250
Homemade treats
7%
99
Apples
25%
349
Other (please specify)
14%
194

Total votes cast: 1418

Comments & Write-in Answers

Usually, my horses and I share a box of oatmeal cookies... I don't get many...

12/20/2010 9:57:54 PM

manna pro apple wafers

12/20/2010 9:27:08 PM

banana

12/20/2010 9:09:28 PM

Because my horse is insulin resistant, I order her treats from www.SkodesHorseTreats.com.

12/20/2010 8:04:39 PM

Few treats as all are too fat.

12/20/2010 3:02:59 PM

He loves licorice flavored crunchies

12/20/2010 2:51:40 PM

warm mash with carrots, apples and molasses, and a smooch!

12/20/2010 2:33:36 PM

Carrots and only Honey Crisp apples and lots of Mrs Pastures cookies.

12/20/2010 11:12:01 AM

bananas

12/20/2010 10:58:33 AM

Nature Valley Granola Bites, BY FAR!!!

12/20/2010 12:11:34 AM

Watermelon rind

12/19/2010 10:32:02 PM

Christmas cookies (for humans!), brownies (ditto), etcetera.......

12/19/2010 9:16:36 PM

cookies

12/19/2010 6:12:03 PM

the finger sized alfalfa pellets

12/19/2010 4:49:15 PM

beet pulp mash without molasses

12/19/2010 4:47:27 PM

Our horses will eat as many apples & candy canes as we can give them :)

12/19/2010 4:22:42 PM

put filled stocking up in barn on each stall and feed on Christmas morning.

12/19/2010 11:47:16 AM

I avoid sugery treats.

12/19/2010 10:15:55 AM

All of the above!

12/19/2010 9:57:00 AM

a handful of lucerne chaff.

12/19/2010 4:47:56 AM

Bananas!

12/19/2010 2:07:19 AM

Warm peppermint bran mash

12/18/2010 10:10:58 PM

candy cane bran mash is a favorite around our house

12/18/2010 9:24:05 PM

Ginger Snaps

12/18/2010 9:03:31 PM

It's a daily ritual! apples and carrots!

12/18/2010 7:16:53 PM

All of the above!

12/18/2010 2:26:22 PM

long grooming & lots of carrots

12/18/2010 1:06:20 PM

Pears, Mrs. Pasture's Horse Cookies

12/18/2010 11:40:56 AM

manna pro apple treats or pears

12/18/2010 11:22:14 AM

veggie cut-offs

12/18/2010 1:18:24 AM

Anything I have, he will eat....

12/17/2010 11:59:19 PM

Bran mash with carrots, apples, oats and a peppermint

12/17/2010 9:46:58 PM

stud muffins and pears

12/17/2010 9:41:50 PM

my horses love bananas,I

12/17/2010 8:18:34 PM

Peppermints!

12/17/2010 8:18:31 PM

They Love warm bran mash! Like Hot oatmeal on a cold day!

12/17/2010 7:41:12 PM

Creme savers from grandma!

12/17/2010 6:28:07 PM

I put a little bag of horse cookies, and candy canes for each horse in my horse's boarding barn

12/17/2010 5:23:15 PM

And probably everything else!

12/17/2010 4:26:15 PM

hot oatmeal for breakfast

12/17/2010 3:42:15 PM

Bran Mash with Purina Senior feed, carrots and candy canes mixed. Oh yes, PRETZELS!!! Lots of them:)

12/17/2010 2:21:17 PM

Sweet potatoes

12/17/2010 2:01:29 PM

2 cups steeped bran 2 cups grain 2cups mixed slice apples & shreded carrots 1/4 cup brown sugar

12/17/2010 11:28:00 AM

Peppermints are his very favorite, but he also enjoys white wine vice Zenyatta's Guiness

12/17/2010 10:54:37 AM

carrot muffins and applesauce oat bars

12/17/2010 9:11:28 AM

Carrots for the biggies...the minis LOVE low-fat animal crackers...Merry Christmas!

12/17/2010 9:04:34 AM

stockings on the stall doors. We all give to our horsey friends. Homemade granola horse cookies.

12/17/2010 8:57:51 AM

Herbal horse treats

12/17/2010 3:05:16 AM

I try to stay away from outright sugar,but all others are up for grabs during the holidays!

12/17/2010 1:16:48 AM

warm beet pulp mash

12/16/2010 11:26:49 PM

beer

12/16/2010 10:59:13 PM

Cinnamon hard candies!

12/16/2010 10:58:05 PM

Bananas, cantaloup, watermelon, including the rinds, scrubbed and cut into small pieces.

12/16/2010 10:29:11 PM

cranberry sauce

12/16/2010 9:41:05 PM

Smarties Candies (sweet tarts)

12/16/2010 9:32:51 PM

Horse cookies and carrots!

12/16/2010 9:31:58 PM

Bananas!!

12/16/2010 8:26:58 PM

Wesley gets a "salad" on New Years Day: apples, carrots, & lettuce with a peppermint candy garnish!

12/16/2010 8:08:57 PM

all of the above!

12/16/2010 8:04:56 PM

horse cookies

12/16/2010 7:56:03 PM

Sweet Stripes peppermint candies!

12/16/2010 7:49:22 PM

peppermint

12/16/2010 7:16:20 PM

soft peppermint candy

12/16/2010 6:02:41 PM

a hot mash w/ beet pulp and alfalfa cubes 2X/day

12/16/2010 5:39:42 PM

Warm carrots on a cold morning!

12/16/2010 5:18:34 PM

pears, bananas, pink peppermints

12/16/2010 5:09:55 PM

don't give them treats

12/16/2010 4:35:35 PM

Peppermints!!

12/16/2010 4:20:05 PM

bananas

12/16/2010 4:16:39 PM

Horse wise? Lots of brushing, rubbing, kisses and carrots,and puting on Santa hats and bows.

12/16/2010 3:55:23 PM

Hoof snax are wonderful!!!!

12/16/2010 3:44:53 PM

my horses get soft and chewy carrot and oat molasses cookies!

12/16/2010 3:38:31 PM

My guys get apples and carrots every day with their grain. Bran mash in colder weather.

12/16/2010 3:34:23 PM

bananas and peppermints

12/16/2010 3:29:05 PM

Cheerios and peanut butter

12/16/2010 3:15:13 PM

oatmeal cookies

12/16/2010 3:11:01 PM

Strawberry Mini Wheats

12/16/2010 2:53:01 PM

Peppermint candy

12/16/2010 2:47:54 PM

I don't feed my horse sweet snacks

12/16/2010 2:41:21 PM

Carrots & more carrots - he doesn't like apples, peppermint - only carrots!

12/16/2010 1:43:35 PM

Nickers

12/16/2010 1:36:19 PM

Frito corn chips, popcorn,dry roasted peanuts & apple flavored horse treats

12/16/2010 10:04:56 AM

alfalfa mash with berry good alfalfa treats mixed in!

12/16/2010 7:28:05 AM

banana, black liciorous, peppermint candy

12/15/2010 9:04:57 PM

Range pellets

12/15/2010 9:03:18 PM

They luuuuurve Ginger Snap Cookies!

12/15/2010 8:51:42 PM

alfalfa cubes

12/15/2010 8:27:51 PM

Winnies cookies (organic)

12/15/2010 6:00:33 PM

Commercial treats are easiest fro us to find year round and our horses love the Dumor treats at TSC

12/15/2010 5:15:00 PM

Summer hols with my horse usually a beach!!

12/15/2010 4:22:39 PM

Anything peppermint!And a warm mash on Christmas Eve for all the horses in the barn!

12/15/2010 4:09:25 PM

Nothing out of ordinary. They don't know its xmas.

12/15/2010 2:54:32 PM

Bran mash with all the trimmings!

12/15/2010 2:49:02 PM

Apple-Carrot biscuits

12/15/2010 2:28:08 PM

Bananas

12/15/2010 1:39:20 PM

Too many horses to give "treats" it would cause a small riot

12/15/2010 1:12:37 PM

My horses and ponies have to geet their photos taken wearing Santa and Elf hats.

12/15/2010 12:31:43 PM

Apple and Oat

12/15/2010 12:06:58 PM

any peppermint flavored candy or treat, and of course apples & carrots

12/15/2010 11:30:23 AM

Peppermints

12/15/2010 11:19:44 AM

Candy Canes

12/15/2010 11:08:34 AM

Green and Red TicTacs

12/15/2010 10:49:48 AM

wintergreen lifesavers!

12/15/2010 10:30:22 AM

Holidays - schmolidays -- my kid is a Peppermint ADDICT!!! NEVER candy canes - too sharp !!!

12/15/2010 10:28:36 AM

apple bran mash w/ peppermints

12/15/2010 10:25:19 AM

Peppermint or sea salt Pony Pops - this is like equine crack for them!

12/15/2010 10:12:59 AM

Ginger snaps

12/15/2010 10:09:12 AM

Starlight peppermints!

12/15/2010 9:11:31 AM

They also like ginger snaps.

12/15/2010 8:50:04 AM

Peppermints are their favorites!

12/15/2010 8:49:20 AM

Every day is a Holiday as far as our horses know.....

12/15/2010 8:41:19 AM

pears

12/15/2010 8:34:50 AM

Bananas are his fave

12/15/2010 8:17:37 AM

Calf manna horse treats

12/15/2010 6:53:43 AM

molasses 'lollypops'

12/15/2010 5:54:25 AM

Feedmark Herbal Horse Treats

12/15/2010 5:15:22 AM

NIcker Makers

12/15/2010 4:34:39 AM

Malted milk biscuits!

12/15/2010 2:32:01 AM

corn on the cob

12/15/2010 1:38:29 AM

Just regular sweet feed.

12/15/2010 1:37:08 AM

put a stocking on a stall

12/15/2010 12:20:07 AM

Sugar

12/15/2010 12:03:09 AM

flavored oatmeal w/real molasses

12/14/2010 11:48:16 PM

Candy cane peices

12/14/2010 10:39:23 PM

Applesauce with cinnamon

12/14/2010 10:23:15 PM

Extra Hugs apple treats or extra handouts of grain

12/14/2010 10:13:53 PM

my horses are too fat though so I quit making them!

12/14/2010 10:11:54 PM

bananas!

12/14/2010 10:03:00 PM

stud muffins

12/14/2010 9:44:43 PM

sweet potatoes

12/14/2010 9:23:45 PM

every night we sing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

12/14/2010 8:58:42 PM

My Shetland loves pepermints, my horse won't touch them.

12/14/2010 8:48:58 PM

Hay cubes, lettuce and celery have the same 'rush' at the gate

12/14/2010 8:09:11 PM

Fresh oranges cut into wedges

12/14/2010 8:04:33 PM

Winnie's cookies

12/14/2010 7:59:34 PM

Treats made with bran, carrots, apples, flour and honey.

12/14/2010 7:59:15 PM

pears

12/14/2010 7:56:47 PM

they get apples bran carrots peppermints and home made treats

12/14/2010 7:53:07 PM

I have a fake fur collar I made for my first horse with bells on it,(45 years ago) I get it out and

12/14/2010 7:51:22 PM

mints

12/14/2010 7:44:38 PM

Skodes Horse Cookies

12/14/2010 7:36:06 PM

alfalfa treats

12/14/2010 7:29:52 PM

We go to the barn on Christmas day and become an automatic treat vending machine!

12/14/2010 7:27:28 PM

All of my animals will do anything for gingersnaps!

12/14/2010 7:23:09 PM

frosted ginger snaps, peppermints and donuts

12/14/2010 7:12:49 PM

Sugar free peppermints

12/14/2010 7:10:55 PM

I like giving carrots, the horses favorite's are all of the above.

12/14/2010 7:04:06 PM

peppermint horse treats

12/14/2010 7:01:51 PM

Our horses love jelly sandwiches! Especially strawberry!

12/14/2010 6:55:14 PM

Horse cookies

12/14/2010 6:41:58 PM

a little extra grain helps too

12/14/2010 6:41:49 PM

Mrs Pasture Cookies

12/14/2010 6:37:38 PM

don't get treats just for no reason use mana pro for rewards

12/14/2010 6:32:18 PM

licorice treats, ginger snaps

12/14/2010 6:31:47 PM

My Arabian discovered peppermint over the weekend-I've created a monster!

12/14/2010 6:28:59 PM

boiled oats with bran, carrots & apples, molasses & Guinness - they lick the bucket clean!

12/14/2010 6:27:56 PM

She does not get food treats. She loves to be groomed and have her face rubber.

12/14/2010 6:26:09 PM

Mrs Pastures are the favoritesof mine

12/14/2010 6:23:36 PM

Horse cookies

12/14/2010 6:14:29 PM

my horses love peppermints any time Not just at Holidays

12/14/2010 5:58:39 PM

Mrs. Pasture's cookies

12/14/2010 5:53:58 PM

Cracklin Oat Bran cereal --every horse in my barn is addicted to it!

12/14/2010 5:52:15 PM

apple treats( bought at feed store)

12/14/2010 5:48:37 PM

Morning time with the horses just walking in the cold out in the paddock, giving them the day off.

12/14/2010 5:45:59 PM

Chaff, mineral powder, Speedibeet, carrots and apples mixed with warm water!

12/14/2010 5:41:21 PM

All packaged horse treats, several kinds of cereal, sugar cubes, etc.

12/14/2010 5:40:33 PM

probiotic cookies

12/14/2010 5:40:17 PM

Good & Plenty Candy

12/14/2010 5:39:12 PM

sugar cubes

12/14/2010 5:38:01 PM

My mare loves crunchy horse cookies all year!

12/14/2010 5:33:05 PM

They like Peppermint too.

12/14/2010 5:32:55 PM

Pears from my trees

12/14/2010 5:29:14 PM

Sliced apples and carrots mixed in a bran mash with molasses.

12/14/2010 5:28:31 PM

An apple a day...or several...keep colic away!

12/14/2010 5:22:58 PM

health food - alfalfa cubes

12/14/2010 5:21:59 PM

Frosted mini wheats

12/14/2010 5:11:52 PM

apple with breakfast

12/14/2010 5:11:50 PM

they love raw pasta like rigatoli

12/14/2010 5:03:58 PM

Du Mor Horse cookies and Apple treats

12/14/2010 4:59:50 PM

Holiday bran mash with peppermints, apple juice, apples, carrots, molasses...yum

12/14/2010 4:52:26 PM

All 3 of my horses love peppermints.

12/14/2010 4:51:05 PM

All of the above!

12/14/2010 4:49:04 PM

horse licorice

12/14/2010 4:46:52 PM

My Horses ALL Love "Peppermint Treats" All year long!

12/14/2010 4:41:31 PM

molasses/honey

12/14/2010 4:37:34 PM

warm alfalfa cube mash

12/14/2010 4:35:17 PM

One loves Granny Smith apples and the other one will eat just about anything sweet.

12/14/2010 4:32:21 PM

Buckeye peppermint treats

12/14/2010 4:32:16 PM

Oats with DAC Oil soaked over it

12/14/2010 4:31:48 PM

ginger snap cookies

12/14/2010 4:31:28 PM

beer

12/14/2010 4:30:47 PM

A mix of bran mash with carrots and apples results in a lot of slurping and messy noises- so cute!

12/14/2010 4:26:52 PM

she's taken to eating the birdseed from the village of bird feeders, to taunt the geldings

12/14/2010 4:25:51 PM

peppermints

12/14/2010 4:24:58 PM

anything...lol

12/14/2010 4:24:14 PM

they get these not just at the holidays

12/14/2010 4:23:36 PM

nectarines, bananas that he peels himself, muffins, sunflower seeds

12/14/2010 4:23:30 PM

I believe all 11 think Licorice is their number one choice

12/14/2010 4:19:18 PM

Horse cookies, of course!

12/14/2010 4:19:17 PM

all of the above!

12/14/2010 4:19:08 PM

Granola bars! Can't be beat.

12/14/2010 4:17:14 PM

I always make a hot bran mash with carrots, apples and a few peppermints on the top.

12/14/2010 4:17:12 PM

Bread - they love it and chase if you throw it like a frisbee

12/14/2010 4:15:53 PM

horse cookies

12/14/2010 4:14:37 PM

Is also a cookie monster!

12/14/2010 4:09:54 PM

Bananas

12/14/2010 4:07:57 PM

Mrs. Pastures cookies

12/14/2010 4:07:29 PM

all above, plus anything he can grab, towels, blankets, my jacket-he's only 3 : )

12/14/2010 4:06:00 PM

Peppermint Horse treats.

12/14/2010 4:02:51 PM

SUGAR CUBES!

12/14/2010 3:59:40 PM

grahm crackers

12/14/2010 3:59:22 PM

pineapple and mango candied fruit

12/14/2010 3:52:28 PM

molasses cookies

12/14/2010 3:51:31 PM

My horse will just about stand on his head for Sweet Tarts

12/14/2010 3:46:33 PM

all of the above!

12/14/2010 3:43:37 PM

Peppermints/Candy Canes and his annual Uncle Jimmy's Hanging Ball

12/14/2010 3:40:45 PM

Alfalfa Cubes

12/14/2010 3:39:54 PM

Granola bars

12/14/2010 3:34:44 PM

peppermints, dry rigatoni, marshmallows, gingersnap cookies, oatmeal cookies, shredded wheat

12/14/2010 3:20:19 PM

Winnie Cookies she loves them, thay are made for horse and are healthy.

12/14/2010 3:18:34 PM

Sugar cubes

12/14/2010 3:17:05 PM

My horses always get a nice bran mash on Christmas Eve!!

12/14/2010 3:14:05 PM

Nicker Makers by Purina

12/14/2010 11:49:35 AM

My horses are spoiled they get a little holiday bucket of treats

12/14/2010 11:35:29 AM

Carrots with tops - he hasn't seen anything green in a while

12/14/2010 11:08:42 AM

IR horses cnnot have such treats so lots of extra loving.

12/14/2010 10:36:25 AM

My horse LOVES grapes...they're his favorite treat all year long!

12/14/2010 9:28:20 AM

My horses get a carrot treat every day after their p.m.meal for giving me their feeding dish

12/14/2010 9:06:50 AM

oatmeal cookies

12/14/2010 2:34:02 AM

Licorice

12/14/2010 2:25:06 AM

Real black licorice and Ricolla cough drops

12/14/2010 2:18:21 AM

she loves any type of treat especially horse snax and carrots

12/14/2010 12:18:55 AM