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OK, my daughter is on a mission to make a list of the things she can and can't bring out to the barn for our horse, Echo. I think we're especially talking about her fruit and veggie leftovers here!

Granted, with horses it's an issue of moderation, but does anybody have a list of fruits and veggies that are OK and not?

Many thanks! [smiley Wavey]

Here's a pic of the happy pair... my daughter is not actually feeding Echo there; she's showing her a caterpillar [Wink]

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OK, my daughter is on a mission to make a list of the things she can and can't bring out to the barn for our horse, Echo. I think we're especially talking about her fruit and veggie leftovers here!

Granted, with horses it's an issue of moderation, but does anybody have a list of fruits and veggies that are OK and not?

Many thanks! [smiley Wavey]

Here's a pic of the happy pair... my daughter is not actually feeding Echo there; she's showing her a caterpillar [Wink]

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I'm probably the wrong person to ask, because my horses have gotten many fruit & veggie treats. Aside from the normal carrots & apples, I discovered (from my vet) most horses love watermelon. My vet's husband would cut up watermelon for her horse! I offered it to my two horses, and Rooster went crazy over it.

Bucky likes oranges, but Rooster can take them or leave them.

I avoid seeds & pits (like in plums & peaches), but when I lived in S. CA I would toss together a big fruit salad of whatever was in season and offer it to my horses every evening. I believe that the pits in peaches & plums contain cyanide. They absolutely loved their "treat", and never had any problems.

Although they had plenty of fresh water, I also felt that the fruits & veggies gave them more fluid as well. Especially the melons.

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I'm probably the wrong person to ask, because my horses have gotten many fruit & veggie treats. Aside from the normal carrots & apples, I discovered (from my vet) most horses love watermelon. My vet's husband would cut up watermelon for her horse! I offered it to my two horses, and Rooster went crazy over it.

Bucky likes oranges, but Rooster can take them or leave them.

I avoid seeds & pits (like in plums & peaches), but when I lived in S. CA I would toss together a big fruit salad of whatever was in season and offer it to my horses every evening. I believe that the pits in peaches & plums contain cyanide. They absolutely loved their "treat", and never had any problems.

Although they had plenty of fresh water, I also felt that the fruits & veggies gave them more fluid as well. Especially the melons.

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i really dont know for sure what horses can and cannont have but i thought id comment on your photo. your horse is very pretty and your daughter adorable! do you have any other pictures of the horse? we have an arabian that looks like yours!

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i really dont know for sure what horses can and cannont have but i thought id comment on your photo. your horse is very pretty and your daughter adorable! do you have any other pictures of the horse? we have an arabian that looks like yours!

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A lot of horses like watermelon. Carrots too.

Make sure they are cut up in pieces.

I'm sure you can do a search on the internet and find what fruits and veggies horses can and can't eat.

There was someone on her that posted about giving her cow a potato and it choked on it and had to see vet, cow got bloat and vet had to cut cow open to release the air and they had to put scope and hand down cows throat to get potato out.

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A lot of horses like watermelon. Carrots too.

Make sure they are cut up in pieces.

I'm sure you can do a search on the internet and find what fruits and veggies horses can and can't eat.

There was someone on her that posted about giving her cow a potato and it choked on it and had to see vet, cow got bloat and vet had to cut cow open to release the air and they had to put scope and hand down cows throat to get potato out.

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I feed pepermints, sugar cube, carrots, apples, storebought treats. And sometimes if I'm snacking on something at a show (Doritos, Combos, etc.), my horse get some too!!! [Razz] THey really like combos actually, but I'm not sure if they are supposed to eat those...

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I feed pepermints, sugar cube, carrots, apples, storebought treats. And sometimes if I'm snacking on something at a show (Doritos, Combos, etc.), my horse get some too!!! [Razz] THey really like combos actually, but I'm not sure if they are supposed to eat those...

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Thanks guys! I actually did do a search online but didn't come up with anything. I think I need to use a different search phrase... but my daughter is already working on her list based on some of this - she wants to hang it up in her room.

MiHorseGirl - Of course I have more photos! Lots of 'em [big Grin]

I'll post a few...

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Edited to add one more photo... I really think Echo's in love with my daughter [Razz]

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[ 04-04-2008, 09:59 AM: Message edited by: e.s.dressage ]

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Thanks guys! I actually did do a search online but didn't come up with anything. I think I need to use a different search phrase... but my daughter is already working on her list based on some of this - she wants to hang it up in her room.

MiHorseGirl - Of course I have more photos! Lots of 'em [big Grin]

I'll post a few...

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Edited to add one more photo... I really think Echo's in love with my daughter [Razz]

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[ 04-04-2008, 09:59 AM: Message edited by: e.s.dressage ]

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I don't have any idea what they can and cannot eat. I have heard all kinds of stories. My shetland would come in the house for white bread when I was about your daughter's size.

Your pictures are really nice especially the last one. It's neat that your horse likes your daughter.

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I don't have any idea what they can and cannot eat. I have heard all kinds of stories. My shetland would come in the house for white bread when I was about your daughter's size.

Your pictures are really nice especially the last one. It's neat that your horse likes your daughter.

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Ol Snort is a fruitaholic. Strawberries are his favorite, but he likes peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, watermelon, nectarines.

I would not feed tomatoes, they are a member of the nightshade family, and rhubarb from what I understand is extremely toxic to horses.

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Ol Snort is a fruitaholic. Strawberries are his favorite, but he likes peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, watermelon, nectarines.

I would not feed tomatoes, they are a member of the nightshade family, and rhubarb from what I understand is extremely toxic to horses.

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Mine love bananas, grapes, watermelon, apples & carrots (of course), peaches, donuts, nutter butter cookies and believe it or not pizza (just cheese and pepperoni). At the barn I boarded at up north the property owner (seperate barn manager) had race horses and a pizza restaurant. He would bring the left over pizza (ordered and not picked up) out for the chickens. One day his stallion was following him begging him for some of what was in the box. Owner opened the box and gave him a slice (thingking it would quickly be spit out and stallion would not ask for any ever again) and the stallion loved it. Well owner proceeded to try it on all of the horses that he first got owner permission from and 90% of them really liked pizza. They didn't get much but it was a treat for them on rare occassions. Same Owner had a yearling colt that would do anything you asked of him if you had a jar of honey.

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Mine love bananas, grapes, watermelon, apples & carrots (of course), peaches, donuts, nutter butter cookies and believe it or not pizza (just cheese and pepperoni). At the barn I boarded at up north the property owner (seperate barn manager) had race horses and a pizza restaurant. He would bring the left over pizza (ordered and not picked up) out for the chickens. One day his stallion was following him begging him for some of what was in the box. Owner opened the box and gave him a slice (thingking it would quickly be spit out and stallion would not ask for any ever again) and the stallion loved it. Well owner proceeded to try it on all of the horses that he first got owner permission from and 90% of them really liked pizza. They didn't get much but it was a treat for them on rare occassions. Same Owner had a yearling colt that would do anything you asked of him if you had a jar of honey.

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my horse jack LOVED the special k little snack things!!! they are little strawberry chip things. towards the end of fair, about a month before he died, that was the only way i could get him to eat his oats was to put those in it. He also really liked dog food, though i dont know if it was good for him. the only time he got that was if he snuck some from the dogs with out me knowing.

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my horse jack LOVED the special k little snack things!!! they are little strawberry chip things. towards the end of fair, about a month before he died, that was the only way i could get him to eat his oats was to put those in it. He also really liked dog food, though i dont know if it was good for him. the only time he got that was if he snuck some from the dogs with out me knowing.

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I think you mostly have to watch out how much you give them.

K.Blue's horse, Spots ate one of my chicken nuggets one time! I think she also said he would eat a lot of the fair food (cotton candy, funnel cakes, etc) when she took him to fair. You should ask her what all he has eaten!

The previous owner of my gelding says he likes Skittles and Vanilla Pepsi, but I've never tried it before.

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I think you mostly have to watch out how much you give them.

K.Blue's horse, Spots ate one of my chicken nuggets one time! I think she also said he would eat a lot of the fair food (cotton candy, funnel cakes, etc) when she took him to fair. You should ask her what all he has eaten!

The previous owner of my gelding says he likes Skittles and Vanilla Pepsi, but I've never tried it before.

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i haven't tried giving my horses much...perhaps i should sneak a banana or two out. [big Grin]

a friend of mine (she's 30something, i'm 17) said when she used to show, she'd split a can of Dr. Pepper with her gelding. [big Grin]

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i haven't tried giving my horses much...perhaps i should sneak a banana or two out. [big Grin]

a friend of mine (she's 30something, i'm 17) said when she used to show, she'd split a can of Dr. Pepper with her gelding. [big Grin]

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Mac loves mountain dew, and carmel apples.

My neighbors horse once stole her cheeseburger and pepsi...But he eats everything.

I really don't know about what they aren't supposed to eat though, so I'm no help there.

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Mac loves mountain dew, and carmel apples.

My neighbors horse once stole her cheeseburger and pepsi...But he eats everything.

I really don't know about what they aren't supposed to eat though, so I'm no help there.

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