Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.
Every once in a while, it is nice to just be able to treat yourself a little. I’m not talking about going out on a crazy shopping spree or anything…it might just be picking up that chocolate chip muffin for breakfast one morning instead of having the normal bowl of cereal. Or going for that decadent desert after dinner.
It’s really about the little things – while treating myself might also involve finally breaking down and bringing home a sweater that I’ve been eying for several weeks as well. The concept doesn’t have to be overdone though. Just something small and out of the ordinary to break the routine can bring a bit of extra cheer to the day.
But what makes me smile even more is when I can make someone else’s day brighter. Because there is just something about bringing cheer to someone else that makes you feel good about yourself. It could just be doing something as simple as making an uplifting comment to someone who looks like they are having a bad day.
I tend to have a lot of fun ‘paying it forward’ though, and finding ways to fit small, kind acts for others into my day. I might bake a pan of brownies to take in to the office for my co-workers to enjoy. And sometimes it can be buying a little ‘just because’ gift for someone who needs cheering up. Or it can just even be holding the door and smiling at someone else – who will 99% of the time smile back (because it’s contagious!).
Bringing more happiness to the world makes me happy, and what horse isn’t a little happier when they see that treat container get brought out of the tack room? As soon as I grab a pail of cookies and the horses hear the container lid pop open, I’m usually greeted by bright eyes, pricked ears and a chorus of nickers from my boys.
This time of year, when my horses can sometimes be stuck spending a little more time in their stalls then usual whan conditions turn icy (or super sloppy, when we are lucky enough to have a warm day), I try to keep them amused. They have salt rocks and boredom buster treats…but I also give them the occasional “cookie.”
A treat that I started feeding the ‘guys’ later last year has been Uncle Jimmy’s Squeezy Buns treats. Along with having a name that makes me chuckle a little and smile (which who doesn’t love to laugh and smile a little?), Squeezy Buns are all natural, round shaped treats that are very much enjoyed by my own horses.
One of the things that I really like about Squeezy Buns is, again, the fact that they are made from all natural ingredients. The treats also contain no artificial flavors or coloring, which makes me feel good as a horse owner when I go to feed the treats to any of my horses.
I also really like the fact that Squeezy Buns come in a handy container, and that they are individually wrapped. Yes, you read that correctly. Individually. Wrapped. Which not only helps to keep the treats soft and fresh feeling when I open the package – it also allows me to toss some in my pocket without having a messy and crumby residue left behind.
Another cool thing about Squeezy Buns, is that they also can act as a “pill pocket.” The treats are soft and pliable, so that if I have a pill that I need to get one of the horses to take, I can simply take a Squeezy Bun treat, push the pill into the side, and mold the treat around the pill in order to feed it to them. It’s just that simple!
And it’s pretty clear to me that the horses do LOVE the taste of their Squeezy Buns. I like how the treats smell really good when I open the individual wrappers…and the horses have no problem munching on them from there. Please note that the recommendation on the Squeezy Buns packaging is to feed the treats to your horse by placing them on the ground or in their feed bin.
Squeezy Buns from Uncle Jimmy’s are also reasonably priced, in my opinion. You can purchase different sized containers, depending on your preference and budget. An 11oz container is available for around $7, and a larger 3lb container retails for around $20. And you can check them out here.
Go Fresh & Yummy Horse Treats. Go Uncle Jimmy’s. Go Eventing.