So, can horses eat...

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  1. jhalton

    jhalton Senior Member

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    These are the typical things I would have that I am not sure about feeding. Of course, just little amounts at a time

    Lettuce
    Broccili
    Cucumber
    Potatoe peels
    Zucchini
    Capsicum
    Stone Fruit (eg Peaches)

    Thanks for your help
     






  2. horsesneverlie

    horsesneverlie Full Member

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    Mine eat the peaches off the trees when they come into season. I'm not sure about the other foods, but would also like to know if any of them can be fed.
     
  3. osage

    osage Senior Member+

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    I don't know what Capsicum is, and the potato peels they refused to eat and the zucchini they would only try, but everything else they ate when I gave it to them. None of it would I give a lot of to them b/c like the lettuce, it gives them diarrhea, and the cucumbers give me gas so I figure it would give them it too and it doesn't have the nutrients they need.
     
  4. Sarah1974

    Sarah1974 Full Member

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    my horses favorite treat is pears - the juicier the better - very messy though!!
     
  5. sorrell

    sorrell Senior Member+

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    Potato peels can be potentially poisonous. Sweet Potatoes are edible, but baking type have a compound in the skin that is poisonous if eaten raw. They can eat peaches minus the pits, but peach fuzz has lots of pesticides sprayed on. Most don't like cucumber and Zuchini. Lettuce can cause diahrea in large quantities, plus it spoils quickly.
    Is Capsicum peppers? Would be cautious with that too.
    I always stick with known goodies that they will eat.
     
  6. iridehorses

    iridehorses Senior Member

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    I like to give mine corn husks (I eat the corn myself though!)
     
  7. CJ

    CJ Senior Member+

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    The tricky thing @ stone fruit is- the fruit itself is ok, the PITT is Not. BIg pitts like peaches, apricots, avocados etc are a natural source of lowlevels of something like arsenic. The fruit part has no such hazard. Frankly my horse loves peaches, but obviously I destone them 1st.
     

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