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They are more likely to swallow it then chewing it. This can be a problem because if you swallow any/most kind of mints it stays in your stomach and it hurts! I have done this on accident and it was not pleasant for the next five hours or so. I don't recommended it. Why would you want to do this any way? Unless your horse has bad breath. I don't think a single peppermint handle that kind of mouth.
Yes. If your horse/pony is insuline resistant or has cushings or is a fatty, less is better but yea they tend to be safer than other stuff. Suger cubes horse cant choke on.
Treats: Apples: hard to digest and easy choked on Carrots:High in sugar and easily choked on Sugar cubes:high sugar but SAFE Peprmints: Sugary Corn: Hard to digest and high fat
A friend of mine owns a standardbred racehorse and when she goes to visit him at the trainer's barn she always takes him black licorice. He loves it!! She doesn't buy the Twizzlers, but an organic type (she gets it at Bulk Barn). He's very possessive of the licorice and gets pretty ticked if she gives it to any of the other horses.
Well I am not very experienced with animals. You may try it for yourself but don't say i didn't warn you, the horse might not like it. This may actually be a casual treat. I am just saying my opinion from personal experience. Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back.
i was just wondering because i read many horse books where they people fed their horses mints as a treat.
You can feed it apples and carrots and a sugarcube every once in a while =)
We used to feed them to our horses and they liked them :)
I feed them to my horses. They love them.