Since my family got our first horses many moons ago, my mother has had an affectionate nickname that resulted from the fact that—regardless of what coat, sweatshirt, pants, etc., she’s wearing—she can almost always reach in her pocket and pull out a horse treat. That’s right—Mom is “The Cookie Monster.” But in all fairness to my dear mother, my father and I are just as Cookie-Monster-like: Yes, we all love giving out horses treats.
Fortunately, all our horses also love receiving treats (that said, I’ve known less than a handful of horses that didn’t like treats!), and none of our seniors have become nippy or pushy in anticipation of consuming a delicious morsel. There
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