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Are bananas bad for horses?

Discussion in 'General' started by kirstie, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. kirstie

    kirstie Active Member

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    Might sound like a strange question but i've been giving amba at least one banana a day and she just loves them:D . But i've never seen anybody else feed bananas to their horses so is it alright for them?
     
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    Libbyo Active Member

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    Both mine love bananas, only 1 a week though. Not many of the others on the yard like them though.

    Libbyo :)
     
  3. iluvpin

    iluvpin New Member

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    hey
    i once read in an artical somewhere but cant remember where but it was about feeding bannanas to horses and it said that they feed the olimpic horses bannanas because it was good for them.
    so i dont think it will do any harm
    lozzie and pinnx
    ps pins loves bannanas but i dont really feed them to her because they squish 2 easily in my bag lol:p
     
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  5. Stella2

    Stella2 New Member

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    I think in some countries they are fed to horses in bulk with no ill effects. Flora used to love them. I had to buy organic ones in the end because she went mad for the skins! Then suddenly she decided she didn't like them anymore, she also did this with Pears :rolleyes:
     
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    bevy New Member

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    Bill has been eating bananas since he was about 2, he loves them, and the Vet said wouldn't harm him. He is 11 next month. Thug eats the skins so no waste!
     
  7. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser Total falls: 13

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    Bananas are fine for horses to eat. I remember once, my favourite RS horse was really low on potassium. So would try and feed him as many bananas as possible, but he absolutely hated them. We worked out tricks on how to feed him the banana, like giving him a bite of a carrot and when he went for the carrot for the second bite, we would switch it quickly for the carrot:D
     
  8. vickie

    vickie Guest

    they are fine for horses, but i HATE them :p you'll have to get someone else to feed amba them on my days i cant bear to touch them :rolleyes:
     
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    Skib Well-Known Member

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    My instructor ate a banana and then gave the skin to the mare to eat. Solution to the rubbish problem?
     
  10. ponylover88

    ponylover88 Well-Known Member

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    Bananas are one food that my horses will never see let alone eat! I ate the slimy yukky yellowy gunky ewwy messy strange shaped ... bananas!
     
  11. kirstie

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    so are banana peelings ok? i only give amba the middle part and put the peelings in the bin which annoys amba! :p

    ponylover/vickie = they not that bad! :D ;)
     
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    Sarah-B New Member

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    TC eats bananas skins and all, I don't even peel them - the skins are fine for them if they like them....
     
  13. vimto92

    vimto92 Often indecisive...

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    Interesting. Loving these food threads. Giving me extra knowledge.:D
     
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    What about the bits at the end - The hard bits? Do they eat them?
     
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    Wally Well-Known Member

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    Most of our lot like a banana, or just the skin, only occasionally though, Piggy eats the lot, sticker and all!
     
  16. ponylover88

    ponylover88 Well-Known Member

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    What about oranges etc?
     
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    Thuggy eats them but then again she'd eat anything that stood still long enough for her to get teeth round!!
     
  18. kirstie

    kirstie Active Member

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    i never thought about giving amba oranges, probably because i've never seen a horse given one, so can you feed them oranges? :)
     
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    I read an article in my my recent "Horse" mag that said some horses actually prefer bananas to apples ! But no they are not harmful or bad for horses.
     
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    Cloudy used to love orange peel! She was a nightmare on picnic rides, but at least there was no rubbish to dispose of!
     
  21. ponylover88

    ponylover88 Well-Known Member

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    What about the actual orange though? So orange peel is ok, ill start saving that for mine, but what about the actual orange itself?
     
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