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Fruits and vegetables are a great way to add some additional nutrition and variety into
your horse's diet. Beyond the common carrots and apples, below is a list of fruits and
vegetables that are safe and ones that are unsafe for horses to eat.
When in doubt, please do not feed it.

A couple other precautions. Make sure to remove pits from fruits such as cherries,
mangoes, and peaches and feed all foods in moderation.

Please feel free to pass on this information, but please pass on the warnings as well.
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Beets (including beet greens)
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cabbage (in small quantities)
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Coconut (unsweetened)
  • Corn
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Horseradish
  • Lettuce
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pumpkin
  • Raisins
  • Rutabagas
  • Sprouts such as alfalfa, wheat, or
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tangerines
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon (both rind and pulp)
  • Avocado
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Persimmons
  • Rhubarb
  • Tomatoes
  • Any other member of the
    nightshade family which includes
  • Broccoli or Cauliflower (due to
    potential to cause gas, in turn
    causing gas colic

There are several places that say
feeding avocados to horses is ok.
However, during
our research we
came across the following article
Avocado Poisoning in Horses" and for
s that was enough to feel that there
is too much risk feeding avocados to
Fruits and Vegetables for Horses