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    11-04-2010, 03:34 PM
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Pro
Weanling
horse eating a rose bush?

Pro was loose in my backyard a few days ago and normally he stays out of the garden, but he found his way to the rose bushes and started eating them. Today he did this again.

I don't know why he would do this because the thorns are really sharp on his mouth. He was literally pulling them out of the ground trying to eat them.

I know that the actual rose it edible, but there aren't any roses on them anymore. Is this bad for him, or is he lacking something in his diet?

Has anyone else seen this?

Thanks!
     
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    11-04-2010, 07:40 PM
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Trained
Don't worry.... unless they were prize roses! They appear to be pretty tasty to horses, worth a few thorns. As do blackberries and scotch thistles(ouch!). I suspect the inside of a horse's mouth must be less sensitive than it looks. My guys daintily pull back their lips & bare their teeth to pluck the heads from scotch thistles without getting their lips pricked! Looks very cute! Rosehips are good for horses(full of vitamin C) and one of my boy's favourite treats, so I always fill my pockets with them when they're around.
     
    11-04-2010, 07:45 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Don't worry.... unless they were prize roses! They appear to be pretty tasty to horses, worth a few thorns. As do blackberries and scotch thistles(ouch!).
Yes indeed! Our mares love them and will stretch as far as they can to reach over the fence to get rose and blackberry bushes...leaves, flowers, thorns, and stems....they'll leave absolutely nothing.
     

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