Variety: 26 Fruits and Veggies your horse will love you for

One of the biggest challenges our horses face nutritionally is a lack of variety. In the wild they graze and forage on grass, weeds, bark, some types of seeds, and fruit, just to name a few. Due to domestication and human schedules, the majority of horses are on strict, twice daily feeding regimes, where they are fed the same overly processed, nutrient lacking feed at each meal. Not only is this a species inappropriate feeding protocol, but it is also depriving our horses of a much needed variety in nutrients.


So if you're looking for a quick way to add a punch of nutrient density to your horse's diet, here are some raw, easy and safe fruit and vegetable treats they'll love.


Apple - Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin K, Manganese, copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, B1, B2, and B6


Apricot - Vitamins A, C, E, potassium, Beta Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin (antioxidants)


Banana - Potassium, Vitamins B6 and C, Magnesium, copper, Manganese


Beetroot - Folate (B9), Potassium, iron, Vitamin C, Manganese


Blackberry - Vitamin C, Manganese, Antioxidants

Blueberry - Potassium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Antioxidants (Have anti-cancer properties)


Cantaloupe - Folic Acid, Zinc, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Vitamin K, Niacin, Choline, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Selenium


Carrot -Vitamins A, K, C, Potassium, Calcium


Celery - Vitamins, A, K, C, Potassium, Folate (aids in digestion)


Coconut - Vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, Iron, Selenium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

Cucumber - B vitamins, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Phosphorous


Grapes - Vitamins C, K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese


Grapefruit - Vitamins A, C, Potassium, Thiamine, Folate, Magnesium


Honeydew - Potassium, Vitamins C, A, Folate, Magnesium, Choline


Mango (remove pit) - Vitamins C, A, E, B5, B6, K, Copper, Folate, Niacin, Potassium, Riboflavin, Manganese, Thiamine, Magnesium


Orange - Vitamins A, C, Calcium


Parsnip - Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese


Peaches - Vitamins C, E, K, Niacin, Folate, Iron, Choline, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Manganese, Zinc, Copper


Pear - Vitamins C, K, Potassium, Copper


Pineapple - Vitamin C, Manganese, B6, Copper, Thiamin, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Iron


Plum (remove pit) - Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Vitamins C, A, K, Folate

Pumpkin - Vitamins A, C, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, B2, Vitamin E, Iron


Strawberries - Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Vitamins B6, K, E


Sweet Potato - Vitamins A, C, Manganese, B6, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Copper, Niacin


Turnip - Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Vitamin C


Watermelon (They love the rind too!) - Vitamins, A, B6, C, lycopene, antioxidants, amino acids


Zucchini - Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Vitamins A, C, K, Folic Acid, Antioxidants




**Those horses with HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease), HH or nH, should avoid foods high in potassium.**





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