Yes, horses can eat watermelon! In fact most horses will fall in love with watermelon because it is sweet and juicy and easy to eat. What is even better about watermelon is that because it has a high water content it is a great way to help your horses cool down in the summer; especially if it has been frozen or chilled beforehand.
In order to prepare watermelon you will want to cut it into manageable chunks for your horse, beginning first by cutting it in half and removing the centre and the seeds. Once this is done you will want to carefully cut the watermelon into smaller chunks or slices. Try to aim for chunks which are around the size of half an apple or the length of a banana.
Can Horses Eat Watermelon Rind?
Some horses may prefer the watermelon to have its rind removed, but you will just have to experiment around with what your horse prefers.
Your horses may actually be able to avoid eating the rind of the melon by themselves, so make sure to have a quick test with your horse before you spent time unnecessarily preparing!
In order to remove the rind for a watermelon you simply need to run a sharp knife along the edge of the rind to remove the soft core.
Can Horses Eat Watermelon Seeds?
No. Whilst it is unlikely to harm your horse to eat a few watermelon seeds we never recommend letting your horse eat seeds from the center of any fruit if it can be avoided. This is because seeds can release small amounts of cyanide when digested and this can be harmful for your horse in the long term.
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