This cropped up briefly in the Dressage forum (for anyone who’s acquainted with the “another boarder pulled my horse’s mane” thread), but I was so late to the party that the comment was long since buried. But I have to ask, because this is something I’ve always lived by, which is … You Don’t Feed Treats to Other People’s Horses. It’s practically the 11th Commandment - I don’t even remember learning it … it just always was.
Is this a commonly held belief, or do you (or those around you) feel it’s acceptable to feed treats to other people’s horses? And I’m talking largely horses belonging to fellow boarders at barns where you ride/lease/own some form of equine, without you present and/or without first checking that it’s okay to do so. Why or why not?
I’d love to know if I’m in the majority or minority, here.