Soul Dreamer: How do you stop a horse just eatin leaves?
My friend trains show jumping horses. Recently he has discovered his top horse wasn’t eating at all. He figured it out after a while the horse had been eating nothing but leaves from a adjoining field. He wont eat anything now expect leaves and refuses a horses normal diet.He gets violent if you refuse him leaves.The vet says he wont last long but he’s still with us.
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Answer by spanishorses4me
Well it wont hurt him my horse eats on my pine trees when shes turned out.
u can lock da horse in its room and give him regular food he should eat and dont let him go outside near leavesAnswer by tngapch
I would try to keep all leaves picked up out of the field – there are some species of tree that can be very harmful for your horse to eat!
Check out this site for more info on poisonous trees:Answer by Pixie
Keep him away from trees. NEXT………Answer by Jennifer R
It depends some leaves wont hurt the horse. if it’s red maple get ur horse away from it it will make them very sick and then they will die!Answer by Horse Freak
PUT HIM IN A STALL OR A DIFFERENT PADDOCK WITH NO LEAVES SO HE CAN EAT HAY!!!! For a top show horse, i am sure you could do this….Answer by RHINESTONECOWGIRL
LEAVE HIM BE HE IS OK HE WILL EVENTUALLY GET TIRED OF EATING LEAVES UNTIL THEN HE IS OK