- Crush pills into a powder (check with your vet first to make sure that the pills can be crushed without compromising the medicine's integrity) and dissolve in warm water. Pour it into a dosing syringe. Alternatively, mix the powder into applesauce and pour into a dosing syringe.
- Mix powdered medication into a small bit of applesauce and molasses. Pour it over your horse's grain and mix it in thoroughly, so that the grain is sticky. Toss in some apples or carrots to up the appeal even more - many horses can't resist this mixture.
- Push pills into soft horse treats - Stud Muffins work particularly well for this. Be sure that the pill is covered by the treat, and feed the treat to your horse. If you have a small bit of powdered medication, sometimes you can slip it into the center of a horse treat, but make sure that the treat is small enough that your horse will eat it in one bite. Horses are finicky.
What tricks have you come up with to get your horse to take his medication?