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drafts4ever 10-22-2010 03:55 AM

Pumpkin guts
 
Can horses eat pumpkin or squash, mostly the same thing. Just wondering. We're going to carve some pumpkins for the Halloween fun day we're having at the barn and if the seeds were sorted out can the horses have some pumpkin guts, what about pumpkin rines (sp?).

hyperfocus2011 10-22-2010 07:16 AM

Sure they can. Pumpkin seeds are a natural dewormer, ofcourse like anythingelse don't let them eat 20 pumpkins in one shot.

dee 10-22-2010 08:57 AM

I've given my horses squash, cucumber pumpkins, and whatnot in the past. Their favorite by far is watermelon, though. It's hilarious watching them eat it with the juice streaming out of their mouths, and their eyes half closed in pure bliss. You sure don't want to stand to close while their eating their goodies, my horses tend to be messy eaters, and they "share" by dribbling all over you.

drafts4ever 10-22-2010 04:15 PM

Ok cool! I thought it would be nice to give them the left over carvings and squishy insides if they'd eat it. Caleigh is a bit picky but I think Sammy and Sis would like it along with a bunch of other horses.

hyperfocus2011 10-22-2010 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by drafts4ever (Post 790841)
Ok cool! I thought it would be nice to give them the left over carvings and squishy insides if they'd eat it. Caleigh is a bit picky but I think Sammy and Sis would like it along with a bunch of other horses.

I do the same thing!

trailhorserider 10-22-2010 11:48 PM

I've never tried pumpkins, but my horses LOVE watermelons! It has to be one if their favorite treats! Drool everywhere!

Carleen 10-24-2010 12:02 PM

Thanks for posting this - I'm definitely going to save the pumpkin guts for Flash!

drafts4ever 10-24-2010 11:35 PM

I'll take lots of pictures!!!!
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SilverSpur 10-25-2010 07:52 AM

my horse gets pumpkin every friday in her feed. very good sourse of fiber. =)

JekkaLynn 10-25-2010 07:57 AM

My mini, goats and chickens all got fed watermelon rinds all summer. Eventually even my dogs started begging for pieces of it cause they saw all the rest of the animals eating it. They didn't like cucumber though no matter how much I tried to get them to eat it.


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