25 TRICKS WITH FRUITS AND VEGGIES
How to Prepare Fruit and Vegetables for Horses
Fruit and vegetables can be swallowed improperly or too quickly by horses, If you know the proper way to cut them up, you can prevent choking, or slow down a horse who eats too quickly.
For apples, peaches, pears, plums & Apricots, cut the fruit intoeighths,removethe core/pit and the stalk, and anystickers.
For cherries, simply cut in half toremove the pit and stalk.
Bananas are not so tricky,simply cut the end offif you prefer, as horses can eat the skin.
Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are fine how they are, but you cantake the top offstrawberries.
Cantaloupe and Watermelons are trickier, you need to cut it in half, take the amount you need off, remove the rind if you want, but horses willgladlyeat the rind.Remove any seeds, and the core. You can also buy seedless watermelons. Cut intosmallish chunks.
Coconut should be opened, then the flesh taken out.Horsescannot eat the husk. Pieces should be small.
Pineapples should have the core and skin removed.It should then be sliced into rings, turned intoquarters, making small pieces.
Oranges should have the skin removed, then cut in half, then in half twice more to makeeighths.
For carrots, parsnips and cucumbers, slice in half lengthwise, and then widthwise, this will prevent it getting stuck, like it would with circular pieces.If the veggie is large, cut the length in half as well.Should make 4/8 sectionsdepending on length.
Corn should be slicedoff the cob, then fed to the horse.Do not feed too often.
Pumpkin should have a hole cut into the top, the the flesh scooped out,seeds should be removed, give to the horse in 3 centimeter (1.2 in) chunks.
Cabbage and Lettuce ought to be sliced into strips, and these willfall apartwhen mixing.
Squash, Turnips and Swede are vegetables that should be sliced into 3 centimeter (1.2 in) strips, and on the opposite side to make 3 centimeter (1.2 in) chunks.For squash, remove the skin from the vegetable first.
QuestionCan horses eat orange rinds?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, it won't harm them, but these should be eaten sparingly.Thanks!
QuestionCan horses eat raspberries?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, raspberries won't hurt horses.Thanks!
QuestionCan horses eat sweet potatoes?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, sweet potatoes are safe for horses.Thanks!
QuestionCan horses have avocado?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo. Do not try treating a horse with an avocado.Thanks!
QuestionMy horse doesn't particularly like carrots and apples, but she adores pears, how often can I give these to here?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerMaybe once a day. Too many pears, or any food for that matter, may cause a twisting of the gut called colic. Don't take that risk, as it is fatal.Thanks!
QuestionCan horses eat kiwi peelings?CrystalCommunity AnswerYes, kiwi is safe for horses, so the peelings are as well.Thanks!
QuestionCan horses have grapefruit?CrystalCommunity AnswerYes, it's one of the safe foods horses can eat.Thanks!
QuestionHorses cannot eat grapes, right?NettieschulteCommunity AnswerHorses can eat grapes, believe it or not! Although you do not want to feed a horse caffeine, chocolate, garlic, onions, tomatoes, fruit seeds and fruit pits, dog and cat food, potatoes, or house plants.Thanks!
QuestionShould I wash the carrots before giving them to horses?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf they are organic (not grown with pesticides) they should be fine without washing.Thanks!
QuestionShould we remove the heart of an apple before feeding the horse?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, horses can eat apple cores.Thanks!
Can horses eat turnip greens raw?
Is cauliflower okay for horses to eat?
- Put some fruit or vegetables in your horses feedregularlytoo addvariety.
- Washthe food first.
- Do notfeed too much.
- Test small amounts first in case your horse would be allergic to that treat.
- Cut the food to match your horses needs. If it is eating too fast, consider making the pieceseven smaller.
- Making pieceslargeris not advised.
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