Tasty Treat for Horses


    Make your horse’s Christmas merry! Unwrap several peppermints (the familiar red and white striped ones are perfect) and let your horse gobble them up. Most horses love peppermints, and this time of year there are plenty available.

    Want to make your own horse treats? Check out these recipes:

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    Cindy Hale’s life with horses has been filled with variety. As a child she rode western and learned to barrel race. Then she worked as a groom for a show barn, and was taught to harness and drive Welsh ponies. But once she’d taken her first lessons aboard American Saddlebreds she was hooked on English riding. Hunters and hunt seat equitation came next, and she spent decades competing in those divisions on the West Coast. Always seeking to improve her horsemanship, she rode in clinics conducted by world-class riders like George Morris, Kathy Kusner and Anne Kursinski. During that time, her family began raising Thoroughbred and warmblood sport horses, and Cindy experienced the thrills and challenges of training and showing the homebred greenies. Now retired from active competition, she’s a popular judge at local and county-rated open and hunter/jumper shows. She rides recreationally both English and western. Her Paint gelding, Wally, lives at home with her and her non-horsey husband, Ron.


    1. The problem with this treat is that I would gobble them up before my horse even had a chance! Plus, I’m not too keen on letting my horse have sugar.


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