Yes, horses can eat pumpkin! Many horses are completely in love with eating pumpkin because of its sweet taste and juicy texture.
Before feeding your horse pumpkin you are going to want to ensure that it is well washed and that the pumpkin shows no signs of being old or moldy. You are then going to want to chop up the pumpkin into chunks that will be manageable for your horse.
Remember, just because your horse can eat pumpkin doesn’t mean it should eat a large amount. Make sure you only feed your horse fresh fruit and vegetables incorporated as treats into a balanced diet.
Can Horses Eat Pumpkin Rind?
Yes, horses will be fine eating pumpkin rind. Whilst the tougher texture may be less appealing to horses they will definitely be willing to gulp it down, especially if it is covered in the sweet flesh of the pumpkin from the inside.
Can Horses Eat Pumpkin Seeds?
Yes, a horse can eat pumpkin seeds. Whilst we advise against feeding a horse fruit seeds the seeds from vegetables tend to be fine for a horse. Whilst we wouldn’t advise giving your horse a handful of them it is definitely going to be okay for your horse to eat a few pumpkin seeds that come along with your prepared pumpkin.
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