Safe Treats for Horses


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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  1. Robynne Catheron says:

    Thank you for this! My horses, mule, and mini-donks LOVE sliced bananas with the peel on, and orange sections, also with the peel. They even love just the orange peel! They also like pumpkin, whether raw or canned, and I make sure to use it in any homemade treats. Pumpkin is naturally low in sugar, and about 90% water. You’re absolutely right about apples and carrots being high in sugar (carrots are actually higher in sugar than apples), so I keep them away from my IR horse. He prefers his pumpkin-ginger-cinnamon treats, anyway 🙂
    I’m sharing this on my Facebook page, “The Healthier Horse.” Hope that’s okay!

  2. Rose says:

    How can Broccoli be potentially toxic?
    Apples and carrots contain sugar yes but it’s not in “free sugar” form mother nature knows better than that!

    • Casie says:

      Broccoli can cause gas (which could lead to colic). As for apples and carrots, I think they’re fine for most horses. Dr. Getty just suggests not feeding them to IR or Cushing’s horses.

  3. I love all of these great food ideas for our favorite horses. Feeding them natural food is so important, just like with us!

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