One of the problems of keeping my horses near a public trail is that passersby have no understanding of what horses shouldn’t eat. You’d think that people wouldn’t feed someone else’s horse — I mean, seriously, would you hand someone else’s kid a peanut butter sandwich? — but most people figure that horses in a field are akin to a petting zoo and will scale multiple fences to make their offerings.
Zelda was the one who tipped us off. Whenever someone stopped at the trail, she would thunder over to the edge of the field like a Walmart greeter, eager to see what special treat was on offer. I guess the only good news is she kept Curly from getting anywhere near the fence line. That’s good because Curly, being prone to choke, is not a good candidate for carrots or apples.
This handy chart details the foods that your horse can eat, and what is not appropriate. I have to say, many of those items I’ve never considered offering. I’m not crazy about bananas, but maybe Freedom or Zelda would find them delicious?
What unusual food does your horse like?