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        12-18-2012, 08:55 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Apples, yes. Mine could care less about watermelon rinds this summer.. he will eat a pear or 2 but then loses interest. My daughter offered her boy a banana once ... he took a bite then made the most awful face and spat it out! I guess he does not do 'squishy' food! Hahaha...
    My boy loves honey nut cheerios... since we avoid grain with him ( foot issues..) it is his new treat...
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        12-18-2012, 09:18 AM
      #12
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    My horse mostly gets apples from fruit. When it's apple season in late summer and autumn, the whole herd gets a handful of apples with their daily grains or just so in the pastures, but they are always from local or personal orchards, with no chemicals used in the process of ripening. I watch out not to give overripe apples, though, as they can get a horse gasey.

    He also gets rasberries, blackberries and blueberries, if I pick them in the forest myself or if he gets to munch on a rasberry bush (he LOVES that, leaves, branches and berries go down his throat instantly). However, I don't give him any fruits that are exotic to our country - watermelons, bananas, peaches and such, as I don't want him to ingest any chemicals that might have been used in growing and transporting this produce.

    He also gets a variation of local vegetables, mainly beetroots, carrots, kohlrabi and such, in a moderate quantity, as a tasty addition to his everyday feed.
         
        12-18-2012, 10:30 AM
      #13
    Super Moderator
    Apples, carrots, bananas, watermelon, my filly used to pick plums straight off the tree, spitting out the pit. Pears also, beets, lettuce. All in moderation.
         
        12-18-2012, 10:51 AM
      #14
    Foal
    My pony ate some pumpkin, mare sniffed it over and just looked away, lgd took her piece and played with it...
    Both like apples, but that's all I have, I don't go out and buy greens for them.
         
        12-18-2012, 11:34 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Ours get apples regularly, adore blackberries (and the leaves, stalks, spiky bits and all), raspberries and blueberries. Two couldnīt care less about bananas while mugging you for an orange, the other two are vice versa. Havenīt tried them much on vegetable stuff except for carrots and parsnips, but thatīs because we have a pig and he gets all the kitchen waste...
         
        01-22-2013, 07:35 AM
      #16
    Foal
    NEVER feed your horses avacados as they are toxic and kill horses. The leaves and trees are just as bad.
         
        01-22-2013, 12:00 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I give my boy apple on occasion but I was told not to let him have it too often as it has a lot of sugar in it. He gets carrots daily though. :)
         
        01-22-2013, 12:06 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Hunter would follow me to the moon for green grapes.
         
        01-22-2013, 12:29 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Thelma loved dried banana chips, but wouldn't touch a fresh one for anything. Mana loves the standard apples and carrots. I love the expression he gets when he's popping grapes his mouth. Priceless.
         
        01-22-2013, 01:12 PM
      #20
    Showing
    Estrella loves bananas. I feed peaches and pears on occasion.
         

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