Yes, horses can eat strawberries! Many owners report that their horses are completely in love with strawberries. When cleaned properly strawberries make an excellent treat for horses as they are bite-sized and sweet enough to be very appealing to horses.
Strawberries are excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants and will therefore go towards ensuring that your horse is happy and healthy.
In fact strawberries are one of the few fruits that a horse might actually have had a chance of eating in the wild. Whilst a horse would have been hard pressed to find bananas in the wild strawberry bushes would have been present in relative abundance. Horses would take any chance they got to eat from berry bushes as a supplement to their normal foraging diet.
Many owners recommend using strawberries to train horses as they are just the right size to be rewarding and healthy for horses. A box of strawberries can make an excellent reward for your horse over a couple of hours of training.
The most important part of feeding a horse strawberries is to ensure that they are all fully cleaned in cold water. Also make sure that they are not mouldy, rotten or old as any spoiled food is it at risk of upsetting your horse’s stomach.
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