Yummy treats for your horse!
Fussy eaters, old timers and sporting athletes from all over the country helped us to refine HYGAIN® Smoochies® to make your horse’s taste-buds party. The end result is a crunchy baked heart-shaped horse treat biscuit, made from the freshest wholesome Aussie produce, with the full flavour sensation of Fenugreek, ideal as a reward or just simply as a gesture of love.
HYGAIN® Smoochies® bound to make them lick their lips and perform new tricks.
• Crunchy crisp biscuits in the form of a heart.
• Pocket size for convenience – Sneak a few treats in your pocket for a snack on the road.
• No added sugar
• Resealable bags for freshness.
|Crude Protein 13 %||Calcium 1%|
|Crude Fat 3%||Phosphorus 0.6 %|
|Max Crude Fibre 14%|
HYGAIN® Smoochies® is a blend of the following quality ingredients:
Cereals, Vegetable Protein Meal, Legumes, Legume Hull, Sugar Beet Pulp, Rice Bran Oil, Fenugreek, Calcium Carbonate.
No added sugar, GMO or anything artificial.
Free-ranging horses consume approximately 50 forage varieties daily through their patch foraging strategy. The diet is selected based on visual cues, odour, taste, texture, availability and variety. In a study investigating the olfactory sense organ attractants and repellents for horses, significant differences in odour preferences of herbs, spices and natural oils in stabled horses were reported. Later studies by Dr Goodwin a researcher from England investigated the selection and acceptance of flavours in concentrated diets, including 15 flavours. Three flavours were significantly refused; Echinacea, nutmeg and coriander and the top three most preferred flavours were Fenugreek, Banana and Cherry.
We thought let’s put Dr Goodwin’s research to the test, so we put together a crew of fussy eaters, old timers and sporting athletes to help us find out which of the top three flavours our horses love the most. As you can probably guess, our “”flavour-testers” were in agreement that fenugreek simply tasted the best!
If you are interested in further info, check out these articles:
Bonde M. and Goodwin D. (1999) Behaviour of stabled horses when presented with different odours. Equine Vet. J. 28:1-2.
Goodwin D., Davidon H.P.B. and Harris P. (2005) Selection and acceptance of flavours in concentrate diets for stables horses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 95, pp.223-232.
Hansen R.M. (1976) Foods of free-roaming horses in southern New mexico. J. Range Manage 29 (4), pp.437
Srinivasan, K., 2006. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) : A review of health beneficial physiological effects. Food Rev. Int., 22: 203-224.
Feed Smoochies® horse treats during or after training or just to give you horse some extra love.
Caution: Fenugreek should not be fed to pregnant mares as animal studies have shown that it may cause uterine stimulation.
Is your horse ready for a flavour sensation? Then head to our online store and purchase your very own pack of goodness, HYGAIN Smoochies®.