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    07-25-2011, 11:16 PM
What kinds of fruits and vegetables does your horse like?

Hi everyone!!
So every time I go to the store, I like to stop around the produce section and pick something out for my mare, Indie. Usually it's just a watermelon, apples, carrots, the basics. But I'd like to expand her options and get her something new.

So what does YOUR horse like to eat from the produce section? Does anyone know if there are any certain vegetables that we should steer clear of? I don't pretend to know a ton, but I like to err on the side of caution

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    07-26-2011, 01:05 AM
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You can try other melons & most love oranges & other citrus also.
    07-26-2011, 09:11 AM
Carrots, apples, and pears.
    07-26-2011, 09:20 AM
Noob alert:

If you feed citrus, do you feed the peel as well?

Is there a 'too much carrot' point?
    07-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Carrot sticks!!! The heart of a head of lettus chopped!!!! Apple slices!!!! I havent tried melons just yet.....have to get some.
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    07-26-2011, 10:28 AM
Corn cobs from the garden, the baby will eat bananas. I offered it to two of my other mares and they looked at me like: "You a**hole. What are you trying to do, poison me?" and when I offered it to the baby, she just snatched it right up and came back looking for more.

I threw the peel on the ground after it was done, and the baby went over and tried to devour that too. It took her a good while and lots of muching, and the peel was reduced to a slimy pulp in her mouth, but she ate it.
    07-26-2011, 10:31 AM
Ewwww! Lmbo!!!!
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    07-26-2011, 10:32 AM
My horse really enjoys watermelon. I always pick the seeds out first, though.
    07-26-2011, 10:33 AM
Melons go down well, as to apples, carrots and oranges. Bananas are also ok.

Stay away from tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins, peppers, eggplants, avocados and so on. These can be toxic or give your horse an upset stomach.

Check anything you decide to give your horse against the ASPCA toxic plants list before you feed it to him.
    07-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the suggestions guys, it gives me more to look at while at Food Lion today LOL.
@Simplysouthern, thank you for the advice, I didn't know they couldn't have pumpkins ><' And with pumpkin season not that far off; it's good to know.

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