Horse treats have come a long way. Horse owners have seen the treats they feed to horses evolve from the traditional apple or carrot to baked, heavily formulated “cookies” and snacks. But are these treats any better for your horse than the traditional fruits and vegetables? Are we as horse owners doing the right thing for our animals by feeding them all of these snacks?
In the United States alone, there are more than 50 companies that manufacture commercial horse treats, adding up to a significant economic impact in the equine industry. Many companies started in small kitchens, then expanded to larger production facilities. Some other treat brands develo
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