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FOOD HORSES CAN AND CAN'T EAT

We all love giving our horses some treats and seeing them eat happily. But can you feed a horse everything? Of course, no. Horses have a rather complicated digestion system which has bacteria and microbial of its own. Other than usual pasture grass, hay, and some grains, you can surely give your horse some treats. However, you should be careful. When choosing the treats, you should consider the health of your horse. Horses love eating almost any sweet thing you can offer them, they always ask more and more, but you should say no when it keeps asking even after you give enough amount of treats. Otherwise, the balance of the digestion system can be broken. How many treats you should give? Well, obviously “not much”. A healthy horse should eat small amounts of food in frequent time periods. Treats interrupt their eating regularity. Also pay attention to the horse’s chewing. Mostly the horse will chew whatever you give before swallowing it. Some horses tend to swallow small treats without chewing. We recommend you to slice the treats, especially bigger ones such as melons, into smaller pieces before feeding your horse. Here are the safe vegetables and fruits that you can give your horse as treats: Apple Raisins Banana Orange Pear (without the core) Plums (without the stone) Peach (without the stone) Cucumber Melon and Watermelon Carrot Strawberries Parsnip Grape Turnip Grapefruit Celery And here are the unsafe vegetables and fruits that you should avoid giving them to your horse: Potatoes Tomatoes Onions Avocado Cabbage Rhubarb Broccoli You should avoid these as well: Chocolate Dairy products Bread products Any kind of meat products You may wonder why horses cannot eat all these healthy looking food. As we mentioned above, the digestion system of a horse is complicated and delicate. They have a balanced system with the bacteria living in their body, but when you feed them with the food that can upset their digestion system, it may cause them more gas and pain. To keep them happy even after the treats, take what you give and how much you give into consideration. If you like to treat your horse, you can also check out our store for some very unique tack! Click HERE to shop our latest collection or check it out below!

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Fact Check Friday: ‘Don’t Turn Out a Wet Horse’

A viral Facebook meme warns horse owners not to turn out a damp horse after a bath or the sun will overheat the water. We do a little digging to bring you the whole story. Happy #FactCheckFriday! In this column, we'll try to track down the truth behind viral social posts that get the horse...

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How Healthy is Your Horse?

Is your horse glowing with a shiny coat, great hooves and bright eyes? The outside of your horse reflects a lot about what’s going on inside your horse. If not maybe you can use my motto and “Go…

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7 Common Mistakes First Time Horse Owners Should Avoid - Savvy Horsewoman

Guest post by Nicky from Horses & Foals. My first experience with horses was a very long time ago. I was 5 years old when my dad took me with him on a short ride. However,…

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DIY Horse Stuff - Easy Recipes and Projects - Savvy Horsewoman

🐴 Get all the best DIY Horse Stuff in one place from the Savvy Horsewoman blog including recipes, projects, crafts, hacks and more. Check it out!

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