Horses eat a range of foods and are partial to any food that is a fruit, vegetable, legume or plant material such as grass. The most common foodstuff for an owner to feed their horse is hay. This is a mix of dried grass and legumes. There are many legumes that can be mixed with the dried grass that the horse will like. Some of these are;
Other owners give their horses dried corn to eat as this is a vegetable and a plant material combined.
There are also treats that you can give to a horse. It is an old wives' tale that you should feed your horse sugar lumps when they are good. This is not a treat and excessive amounts of sugar, as is the case in humans, can do the horse more harm than good. The best treats to give to horses are carrots and apples which are high in liquid and also vitamins.
Horses will need a lot of food as they are big animals and can grow very fast. Food consumption should be quite high, which is something you should consider if you are thinking of getting a horse. They also drink a lot of water, you should try to top up their water at least twice a day and also make sure that their water tray is large enough to give them everything they will need when you are not there.
Horses also need to be cleaned out regularly and also taken out daily so that they get the exercise that they need to keep themselves fit and healthy.