What Foods Do Horses Eat?

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Horses are herbivores that eat a large amount of grass and plant materials. They prefer to eat small amounts of food steadily throughout the course of the day. In nature they would do this by grazing on pasture, although this is not always possible as some horses are stabled and do not stay in fields for most of the day.
Legumes are a key part of a horse’s diet. The most well known legumes are beans, peas, peanuts, lentils, alfalfa and carob. Therefore most horse owners will feed their horses hay, which is a combination of dried grass and legumes. Some owners will also feed their horses maize, which is made from corn. Horses also enjoy eating fruits such as apples. They are often given carrots by their owners as an occasional treat.
Vitamins and minerals are extremely important to a horse’s wellbeing and cannot always be easily controlled without the use of specific supplements. It is particularly important that horses receive an intake of calcium and phosphorus between a ratio of 1:1 and 2:1.  Horses also need trace minerals such as magnesium, selenium, copper, iodine and zinc. Since many pastures are often lacking in these trace minerals, supplements are vitally important to prevent horses from suffering from various deficiency diseases.
It is also incredibly important that horses have access to a fresh, clean and regular supply of water. An average sized (450kg) horse tends to drink between 40 and 45 litres of water each day. Horses can only survive for a day or two without water. Because of the large amount of water they drink, horses also need a lot of salt in their diet. For this reason owners will often leave a pile of salt for their horses to lick during the course of a day.

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Horses  eat many different types of foods. They like:

Sugar Cubes
Hay
Oats
Mollases
Grass
Grain
Many types of fruits and vegetables ( Apples, Bananas, Carrots, Pears, Lettuce)
Peppermint

They should stay away from:

Chocolate
Nuts
Dairy products
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Cabbage
Avacados
Broccoli
Meat

Horses ARE Vegetarians
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sugar Cubes
Hay
Oats
Mollases
Grass
Grain
and lots od fruit and veg
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I have 4 horses and a pony. And they seem to enjoy mints a lot. Horses eat a variety of things. But you should never ever give a horse meat. A know it all came to our horse before and saw my senior pony( This was 2 weeks before my pony passed away.) She said the most dumbest thing to me I wanted to jump on her and slap her. She said why don't you give the thing a pork chop? It looks disgusting. Make sure if you have wild cherry trees cut them down and get them away from your horses. One wild cherry tree leaf can kill a horse.
Here's a list of things a horse can eat
apples
hay(dried grass)
grass
salt licks or mineral licks
grain(oats,pellets,mollases.)
Lettuce
carrots
my horses love bananas great source of potassium
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Can horses eat ginger snaps
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terry rossignol answered
They eat grain and sugar cubes and salt licks and hay and they love carrots and apples and almost any fruit they like a lot of different kinds of veggies.
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Elisha Paul answered
Horses drink just water.

You shouldn't feed your horse corn or oats they are bad for it.
They eat:Grass ,hay,and some horse feeds.Look up baileyshorsefeeds on google.
You can feed your horse apples or carrots for a treat but don't feed it too much because it can make you horse cheeky and nippy
Kenneth Sullivan Profile
Well for starters grass horse grain thats th best you can buy it from your local pet and animal stores.also apples banana slice of bread thy are all good...!!!!!
Lessie Cromartie Profile
Hay and grass and carrots mostly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hay,Grass,Sweet feed,Oats,and ... Try going to this website it has more info  wiki.answers.com

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