How to Find Safe Vegetables and Fruit for Horses

Horses feed can be a very bland things, and many horses will get bored and bored of the same thing over and over again. Let the veggies and fruit do the speaking!

Steps

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    Fruit and vegetables come in a VAST variety, and some may not benefit your horse as well as others. Some can also be toxic, or just dangerous. (unsafe fruit and veggies in warning section)
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    This 'how to' will tell you in general what fruit and vegetables are safe for horses and which aren't. Feel free to add your own modifications.
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    Apples and carrots, are overrated. They can get boring for horses, so why not try something new?
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    Safe FRUIT below:
    • Apple
    • Apricot
    • Banana
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Cantaloupe
    • Cherry
    • Coconut
    • Grapes
    • Oranges
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Pineapple
    • Plum
    • Strawberry
    • Watermelon + rind
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    Safe VEGETABLES below:
    • Beets
    • Broccoli (?) can cause gas, otherwise feed in tiny portions
    • Cauliflower (?) can cause gas, otherwise feed in tiny portions
    • Cabbage
    • Carrot
    • Celery
    • Corn
    • Cucumber
    • Lettuce
    • Parsnip
    • Pumpkin
    • Squash
    • Sweet Potato (?) May have normal Potato properties
    • Swede
    • Turnip

Tips

  • If someone ever says - feed them anything you want, don't listen.
  • Better less treats than colic or illness.
  • If in doubt, leave it out.
  • Do not feed a lot, even if it is safe, none will be good in large amounts, and none will be bad in tiny amounts.
  • Horses like variety.
  • Be warned, horse will eat things not good for them.

Warnings

  • Always remove any pits from any pitted fruit - these can be very dangerous to horses.
  • If in any doubt, just don't feed it to them.
  • Feed in moderation.
  • Unsafe fruit below:
    • Avocado
    • Persimmon
  • Don't take this guide completely accurately, some sources may be wrong, some horses may be allergic to them, so take care in what you do feed them.
  • Unsafe vegetables below:
    • Broccoli (?) can cause gas, otherwise feed in tiny portions
    • Cauliflower (?) can cause gas, otherwise feed in tiny portions
    • Any member of nightshade family (peppers, etc.)
    • Onion
    • Pickle
    • Potato
    • Sweet potato (?)
    • Tomato
    • Celery - the stringiness of celery can cause digestive issues for horses

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Categories: Horse Feeding