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steven
Posted on Wednesday, Jul 12, 2000 - 1:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Both of my adult geldings were eating some watermelon, rind and all, my kids gave them. They really seemed to like it, however I didn't know if they should have it. Now we can't get near them with the stuff without them begging. Is this an okay treat??
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Eveo
Posted on Wednesday, Jul 12, 2000 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't know if it's good for them, but my four think it's yummy. They first got it years & years ago, and every summer, slurp it up. So far, so good. I do cut it up into little chunks for them and make them share one slice at a time.
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Nada J. Woodworth
Posted on Wednesday, Jul 19, 2000 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello all: My 16 year old gelding loves watermelon as a treat and it is so funny to watch him consume his portion. I am unaware of any problems with watermelon and horses. My gelding has eaten it as a treat in the summer for many years and he is just fine. Dr. O may know something he will add later to this forum, but for now this is my contribution. Respectfully, Dr. Woodworth
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Bridgett Mitchell DVM
Posted on Saturday, Jul 22, 2000 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't know of any contraindications at this time to feeding watermelon as a treat to your horses.
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Jeanne Myatt
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Posted on Friday, Aug 15, 2003 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I love watching my geldings dunk for watermelon rinds in the horse trough. I cut the rinds up into nice size pieces and toss them in. They float like apples. I am not sure if the horses are as entertained by this activity as I am, but that is the price they must pay for being my horses. LOL
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Penner
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Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

5 Star Suggestion!!!
What a great suggestion, Jeanne! I put watermelon pieces, couple dozen or so, in my gelding's 70 gallon tank - it kept him entertained the whole afternoon, LOL!
He finally figured out how to kind of get them with some regularity - he pushes the piece to the wall of the tank, then noses it upwards.
You are right, its entertaining for the owner to watch too!

Thanks!
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