Don’t want your horse to miss out on the festivities?

This year you can help him count down to Christmas with a special equine advent calendar containing tasty treats.

The calendar was designed following the success of a dog version.

“The treats are made from carob and peppermint so are a safe, healthy alternative to other sugary titbits,” said a spokesman for Groomers, who sell the calendars.

“They are perfect for owners who like to get into the spirit of Christmas at the yard. They also a great way to encourage the children to reward their steeds.”

The calendar is designed just as the human versions – with treats concealed behind numbered windows. The treats can be broken into four and be shared between horses.

For more information visit: www.groomers-online.com.

This story was first published in the current issue of H&H (24 November 2011)