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Sneaky Snacks





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Beet Pulp

Sneaky Snacks

Have you ever needed to give you horse a pill and then wondered if they actually at the pill? Have you tried to hide it in something else, just for it to fall out? Sneaky snacks are an extremely palatable, malleable cookie that you can hide small pills in. They will leave minimal residue on your hands. Horses love them as treats as well!


Directions for Use

Give 1 to 2 cookies a day as desired as a treat or to hide the smell and taste of additional supplements. Place supplement into the cookie and use your hand to mold the cookie. Not to be used as a sole diet. Use caution when feeding horses, as they can bite. 




Horsemen have been feeding flax for decades. They noticed that horses fed flax developed healthy, shiny coats. Flax contains about 45% fat, of which 58% is linoleic acid (ALA). The ratio of omega 3:6 fatty acids is approximately 3:1, making it highly anti-inflammatory. 

Aside from improving coat condition, flax provides a natural source of vitamin E, highly digestible fiber (30%) and protein (20%). It has been shown to decrease sensitivity to fly allergies and cab reduce excitability. It is also beneficial for horses with inflammatory diseases such as heaves and osteoarthritis. 


Molasses is commonly used in horse feeds and treats - for good reason! Horses LOVE it! It is used to increase the palatability of many products. Its also a great source of quickly available energy  

Beet Pulp


Beet pulp is an amazing source of highly digestible fibre that is processed quite quickly  by the intestines. Normally we equate fibre with filler in feed materials, but since the horse evolved to digest highly fibrous material it actually provides a significant source of energy that is quickly available for the body to use. This fibre also acts as a prebiotic that helps promote a healthy gut flora.


Unless beet pulp is mixed with other products it is very low in sugar and ideal for horses that are sensitive to high sugars in their feeds (insulin resistance, PPID (Cushing's)). It also provides a good source of digestible feeds for horses with dental problems.  

Full Ingredient List

Beet pulp, water, sugar cane molasses, flax seed (ground), wheat flour, potassium sorbate (preservative), salt. 


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