Cowgirl - Fruits

We all know the typical favorites of carrots and apples, but many horse owners don’t realize there’s actually many more fruits and vegetables that horses can eat. Some of you may have already experimented a bit to see how open your horse is to trying new things, while others have never considered the thought. Here’s your chance to add some variety to your horse’s diet with these safe options.

Safe Fruits

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut
  • Cherries (pit removed)
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Plums

Safe Vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Beets
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Lettuce
  • Turnips
  • Green beans

Avoid These Fruits/Vegetables

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Avocados
  • Potatoes

It can be a lot of fun figuring out which fruits and vegetables your horse likes. Similar to people, they will have their own preferences. The important thing to remember is only to feed is small portions. These are treats/snacks, not to be overfed. Also, read over the avoid list to keep your horse from getting sick. Let us know what your horse’s favorite is!