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    Feeding Bread to horses

    I have seen a friend of mine do this. Isn't this harmful to a horse or can you feed it every once in awhile.

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    Last year I was riding under a trainer in Switzerland. There they gave all the horses stale bread as a treat just like we give horses apples.
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    I have fed stale bread as a treat, and way back when I was 17, there was a hack stable that fed all their horses ground up stale bread mixed with other feed grains, and kept them rather fat, he got the bread for free....Cathy
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    Well isn't "bran" similar to feeding bread? Miracle likes eating the crust from my pizza . . . I think it's ok as a treat, but I dont know if it'd be good as an everday thing. I dont know much about that. I wonder though . . .
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    i used to know a guy who fed his horses only bread.
    i personaly wouldn't feed it as a feed, but as a treat it doesn't hurt.


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    We used to go to the bread store and buy all the day old bread for realy cheap, but we would only give it as treats every now and then.

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    My horse ate a hotdog bun once!! LOL he stole it from my hand including the hotdog and mustard!! I'v never heard of feeding bread to horses as a treat, interesting......-Ashley


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    My x fed his horse a hamburger and he ate the whole thing ! he also liked bananas....weird horse ! Cathy
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    Feeding horses bread really isn't safe and can/could cause choke, colic, or even founder. Here is a thread from a while back about feeding bread to horses. http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...g+bread+horses
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    No, personally and professionally, I will stand by the fact that bread is higher in starch than your every day "treat", and can upset the microorganisms in the hind gut, that can cause a LOAD of problems buggywhip mentioned and that is mentioned in the thread she posted.
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