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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.

Ingredients

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables

Steps

  1. For apples, peaches, pears, plums & Apricots, cut the fruit intoeighths,removethe core/pit and the stalk, and anystickers.
  2. For cherries, simply cut in half toremove the pit and stalk.
  3. Bananas are not so tricky,simply cut the end offif you prefer, as horses can eat the skin.
  4. Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are fine how they are, but you cantake the top offstrawberries.
  5. 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.
  6. Coconut should be opened, then the flesh taken out.Horsescannot eat the husk. Pieces should be small.
  7. Pineapples should have the core and skin removed.It should then be sliced into rings, turned intoquarters, making small pieces.
  8. Oranges should have the skin removed, then cut in half, then in half twice more to makeeighths.
  9. 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.
  10. Corn should be slicedoff the cob, then fed to the horse.Do not feed too often.
  11. 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.
  12. Cabbage and Lettuce ought to be sliced into strips, and these willfall apartwhen mixing.
  13. 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.

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    Can horses eat orange rinds?
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    Yes, it won't harm them, but these should be eaten sparingly.
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    Can horses eat raspberries?
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    Yes, raspberries won't hurt horses.
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    Can horses eat sweet potatoes?
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    Yes, sweet potatoes are safe for horses.
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    Can horses have avocado?
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    No. Do not try treating a horse with an avocado.
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    My horse doesn't particularly like carrots and apples, but she adores pears, how often can I give these to here?
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    Maybe 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.
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    Can horses eat kiwi peelings?
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    Yes, kiwi is safe for horses, so the peelings are as well.
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    Can horses have grapefruit?
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    Yes, it's one of the safe foods horses can eat.
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    Horses cannot eat grapes, right?
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    Horses 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.
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    Should I wash the carrots before giving them to horses?
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    If they are organic (not grown with pesticides) they should be fine without washing.
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    Should we remove the heart of an apple before feeding the horse?
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    No, horses can eat apple cores.
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  • 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.

Warnings

  • Cut the food to match your horses needs. If it is eating too fast, consider making the pieceseven smaller.
  • Making pieceslargeris not advised.

Things You'll Need

  • knife
  • table / surface to cut on

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Anne Alendal

Mar 23, 2019

"Our yearling filly got choke, so all her food has to be soft like mush. I feel so bad for her and I make smoothiesfor her, and wanted to know all the fruits and vegetables that are safe for her. It is hard to keep weight on her, as she has to keep on a strict way of taking her food. "
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