Originally Posted by Gallop On
I wouldnt feed my horses corn, or corn husks. Not really healthy.
in moderation it shouldn't cause a problem
Originally Posted by Mrspyrydus
@anndankev: I did a little bit of reading on corn and how it affects the horses. Of course it's not a smart ideea to feed it to your horse as the only/primary source of food but I really believe that if you give a little bit of corn during winter it will help giving your horse a little bit of "kick" during the cold days of winter( I read that it is higher in calories than hay and it is almost like sugar). I still have to decide whether I will mix in a little bit of corn during his winter hay diet or not. Still waiting to read more opinions.
The older English woman I got my guy from always fed cracked corn in the winter to her horses, to help them stay warm, and occasionally corn husks as a treat in the summer.
Originally Posted by stevenson
!! Peaches are stone fruit and the Pits are lethal. Do not let the pony have free access to the pits. And actually apple seeds can be toxic. Be sure to cut the apple up and remove the seeds. Good luck , I never saw where the Vet had aged him , how old did the Vet guess him ?
do you know how many apple seeds the little guy would have to consume for them to be toxic? An insane amount. Horses have been eating apples whole for years. I agree about peaches tho, and the leaves. It should be fenced off at least.
We need to remember the original poster and this baby horse are in Romania, they do things differently there than other places, different ideas regarding vet care, and how to feed horses. Just as Australia does things differently, England, Ireland, every area has different feed stuffs for their horses, the horses in the areas are used to the feeds available there, just as in the USA, from Massachusetts to Texas, there are different hays available.
Oh and more pics please.. he's a cutie!!