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post #1 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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This is going to seem like a silly question but I read online that you can feed a horse a tangerine or an orange. I was just curious if it is really ok to do this or if this is just bad information? haha


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post #2 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 08:57 AM
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My boy will eat an orange (not the skin though - I don't blame him -tastes awful). Oranges are acidic, so I wouldn't personally make it a big habit of feeding him too many. Horses weren't designed to be fruit bats, so really they shouldn't be having lots of fruit anyway.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 10:49 AM
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No harm done if they want one or two but I have never had one that likes them.

I did have a donkey that would eat limes.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the replies. I definitely won't be feeding her a bunch of oranges. I just want to see if she likes them but wanted to make sure it wouldn't harm her to have one first. haha


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post #5 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 06:24 PM
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thanks from me as well.. I have some oranges that I need to get rid of soon.. and I wondered if a horse could eat them.. I was going to just look it up to see and you all answered my question
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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Wonder if my horse will eat a lemon?
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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Yes! Casey actually likes the peel and the middle.

Funny story, we were waiting for the vet to get Casey's teeth filed, and I was eating a orange, sitting in my truck holding Casey, and Casey was bored, and kept on trying to slam the door on my legs (ow) and then she started begging for some orange and I shooed her away then gave her some peel.. The vet was doing her teeth and said, "She has the best breath I have ever smelled on a horse, kinda smells like oranges." I said, haha, I just gave her some orange peel..
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-21-2012, 08:33 PM
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Whisper loves oranges. I think they are one of her favorite treats.
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