Horses love treats. It’s a great way to tell them they’ve done a good job. And obviously, we all love spoiling our four-legged babies.
Here’s a list of the 8 best horse treats:
Flax Treats for Horses
Flix is made of 100% flaxseed. As well as being tasty to horses, flaxseed is high in omega 3 fatty acids which helps to make a horse’s coat more shiny. These bite-sized horse treats will have your horse running over for them!
Equus Magnificus German Horse Muffins
Made from all-natural ingredients such as corn, beet pulp and oats, Minty Muffins are horse treats with a sweet flavor.
These treats make a great training aid, a way to hide medicine in, and will have your horses like putty in your hands.
A brilliant horse stall toy and treat is a salt lick. Himalayan salt licks like the one above are a great way to keep your horse happy in their stall. As well as keeping them busy, they’re packed with lots of essential minerals.
Perfect choice in the summer when they lose lots of salt sweating. However, don’t give them too many and always ask your vet for advice.
If you want to give your horse a dose of vitamins with their treat, but they don’t like raw veggies, try The German Beet Treat from Equus Magnificusinc.
These treats are 100% natural and horses love them! Plus they’re sugar free, so it’s a great go-to for the fussy fatties that need to go on a diet.
Uncle Jimmy’s Licky Thing
If you’re a bit dubious about putting a dog chew toy filled with peanut butter in your horse’s stall Uncle Jimmy’s Licky Thing is a great alternative option.
Most horses love this and they take longer to get through it than traditional Lick-Its. It’s one of the best, and sweetest, boredom busters on the market.
Mrs Pasture’s Cookies for Horses
Let’s face it, between work and horses, some of us just don’t have the time to make a good home-made treat for our horses. These horse cookies from Mrs Pasture solves your problem.
They’re 100% natural, no added sugar, packed with healthy things and dehydrated instead of baked. They don’t crumble in your pockets and horses have loved them for YEARS.
Huds and Toke Treats
The bite-sized treats from Huds and Toke are a hit with horses. They’re the perfect size for clicker or trick training and because they’re all natural with no added sugar, they’re safe to feed.
Well obviously you shouldn’t feed your horse a whole bag of the stuff, but you also won’t have to cut your training short because your horse is on a sugar high!
Manna Pro Bite-Sized Horse Treat
These apple-flavored horse treats are bite-sized and made the perfect horse training aids! Packed with vitamins and minerals, with low sugar content, these make a handy little treat.
Fruits & Vegetables
We all know apples are a good treat. Fruits like pineapple, oranges, peaches, (remove the pip), bananas, berries, etc are high in vitamins and minerals too, making them a healthy treat if given in moderation. Some horses love all kinds of different fruit. Just remember too much sugar isn’t good for them!
Horses love cucumber, pumpkin, and herbs… And veggies are really good for them too. You can even add Fresh veggies to their dinner to help boost their immune system and general health.
As treats carrots work great but try some other veggies too. You’ll soon learn which ones your horse loves the most. Just steer clear of cruciferous veggies (kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.) as these can cause excessive gas and make them sick.
If it’s hot and your horses are suffering, try adding some of their favorite fruits and veggies into an old yogurt container, dangle a piece of string in the middle and fill it about ¾ with water.
Pop it in the freezer overnight and voila, you have a cool horse-lick you can tie in a shady spot during the heat of the day.
See our list here of the fruits and vegetables horses can eat.
You can make your own yummy horsey treats at home. Buying ready-made treats can be expensive, so making them from home is a cheap and fun way to get your hands on some delicious treats. See our guide with recipes on horse treats you can make at home.