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theultimatehorseluverx

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Are oak trees safe for horses?

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

RE: Are oak trees safe for horses?

In our old field, we too were surrounded by oak trees, but fortunately the horses pretty much ignored them.

Can you lop the branches so they're above horse reaching height? A few leaves won't do them much harm, it's only if they really make a meal of them - and also try to pick up any acorns, as they're more toxic than the leaves.

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eponathewolf

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eponathewolf says:

RE: Are oak trees safe for horses?

The acorns are also  poisonous so i wolud keep an eye out in the spring for any layin around the field. :D

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Lothmorwel

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Lothmorwel says:

RE: Are oak trees safe for horses?

I know acorns are poisonous, not sure about the leaves. If the horses have enough tasty grass or hay then they shouldn't be tempted to eat the leaves anyway. Collect the acorns when they fall and/or fence around the tree so they can't get under and eat fallen leaves/acorns.

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