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        10-23-2008, 10:19 PM
    Delicious Chestnuts?

    So, today I peeled off my horse's chestnuts (ya know, those callus-type things on their inner legs). Oh, it's lots of fun for me, I don't know why. I try to get the whole thing in one nice chunk.

    Aaaanyways, I was spending some time down there, trying to get the "perfect peel" and my horse was very curious about what I was doing! So, after I peeled one off, I let him sniff it....


    He snatched it out of my hands faster than lightening, chewed once, and swallowed it!

    Very strange! Do you think he'll be okay? Maybe there's some good protein in it for him! I know dogs like to chew on hoof trimmings...maybe this is similar?
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        10-23-2008, 10:23 PM
    Or like people chewing their nails
        10-23-2008, 10:42 PM
    Dogs think they are a delicacy.
        10-25-2008, 08:49 PM
    Haha, that is really funny. I've never heard of a horse doing that!
        10-26-2008, 04:55 AM
    I don't see why it would hurt him. It doesn't bother dogs to eat hoof triimmings soo. . . .
        10-26-2008, 07:41 AM
    :roll: some horses are crazy lol I don't suppose it will hurt him... it may pass unchanged through his digestive system but I would say that it shouldn't be too harmful. Then again, perhaps horses CAN digest their own chestnuts... who knows! Anyway, I'm sure he'll be fine.

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