Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
I will probably get pounded for this, but I have generally found that if a horse has sufficent food, they will leave the poisonous ones alone. Horses have evolved over many years and instinctively "know" which plants are not safe. That is not to say that they shouldn't be removed IMMEDIATELY, but just to tell you not to panic and call the vet if you do find a weed.
Also, please be careful which weed killer you get, as some of them can have harmful chemicals in them, which unfortunately the horse does not "know" they shouldn't eat.
Kind, Confident, Consistent Leadership = Trust, Obedience and Respect
There is no such thing as natural horsemanship, because nothing we do with horses is natural. There is only good and bad horsemanship.