I hope so, too, because that is all he will get with apples now is apple sauce! I have an onion chopper that I am going to take to the barn. His apples will be so chopped up from now on that it might as well be apple sauce. My vet actually said the best treats to give horses with a choke issue is baby carrots, so that is what it will be from now on.
Lil' C does scarf his food down. I used to put river stones in his ground feeder, but he started dumping it over and eating fast off the ground. So now I make a 'plate' out of hay and pour his food on the hay. It does slow him down nicely, but he still doesn't chew all the way before he swallows, that is why the apple choked him tonight.
A friend of mine lives at the barn and our horses are 'friends'. She called an our ago and said that when she went and check on Lil' C that he was hanging over the fence with her horse. Their conversation.. "Bo, man I was freaking out! I couldn't get it to come up and I couldn't get it to go down!' Mom was rubbing and rubbing, I rolled and rolled nothing was working. Then here came that truck that man that sticks me with these tiny pointy things every time he sees me. Yup he stuck me and THEN he ran these tubes down my nose! It was horrible, I shook my head, coughed, but it worked. I am okay, but I will chew my food tomorrow!"
Horses and life. They are all the same to me. Buck Brannanman