Safe vs Hazardous Fruits & Veggies for Horses

Horses have a very delicate digestive system. There are a number of treats you can give your horse that may be harmful. Here is a list that should help from Feed Your Horse Like a Horse  book by Dr. Getty.

SAFE FRUITS & VEGGIES FOR YOUR HORSE

Apples Apricots Lemons
Limes Mango Bananas (including peel)
Beets Oranges Grapes (and raisins)
Peaches Pears Tangerines
Carrots Celery Peanuts (roasted, never raw)
Pineapple Cherries Green Beans
Cucumber Guava Watermelon (including the rind)
Plums Dates Melons (cantaloupe, honeydew)
Coconut Sweet potatoes Squash (pumpkin, zucchini, butternut, etc.)
Grapefruit Lettuce Berries (boysenberry, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, blueberries, etc.)


HAZARDOUS FRUITS & VEGGIES FOR YOUR HORSE

Asparagus Avocado Broccoli
Brussels sprouts Cabbage Chard
Collard Greens Eggplant Garlic (unheated)
Kale Leeks Onions
Peppers Potatoes (raw) Rhubarb
Spinach Tomatoes Apricot Pits
Avocado Pits Cherry Pits Date Pits
Peach Pits Pepper All nightshade family


THOSE THAT CAN LEAD TO STARCH OVERLOAD

FOR YOUR HORSE

Corn Cooked Potatoes Rice
Bread


Note: Even though there are fruits and veggies that are safe for horses, always only give in moderation. 

Eat safe 🙂 !

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4 thoughts on “Safe vs Hazardous Fruits & Veggies for Horses

    • Hi there, Cucumbers are fine. In moderation and do not chop them small so they do not choke on them. As for bell pepper, i would avoid it as they come from the nightshade family which are toxic for horses.

      Thank you for your questions, I will update the table.

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