Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.

Do you give your horse treats? We posed this question to our online readers in last week’s poll. More than 1,450 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to an apple or carrot, while another 278 people (19%) said they sometimes give their horse a commercially made treat. Some 166 respondents (11%) occasionally treat their horse to with a peppermint or candy, and 375 people (26%) selected “other” as their poll response. The remaining 54 individuals (4%) said they do not give treats to their horses.

Additionally, more than 450 people shared comments about how, when, and why they treat their horse:

Many people commented about the type of treats they give their

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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