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Can horses eat pine trees,willow leaves and clovers?

I know alot is bad and that pine cones are bad for them but is it ok if they eat a little and what about weeping willow leaves and clovers? is it ok if they eat that to?

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Yes, horses WILL eat the tops out of pine trees and other trees, stunting tree growth and possibly killing the trees. Cattle will too. Additionally, if they do not eat them, they can and will use young growth trees (example young planted pines) to scratch and rub against. Often enough, this results in the tops breaking out of the trees with the same results. I have personally seen this happen; the expense of the trees themselves, the expense of planting, and the year and a half of growth time all lost. It was recommended to me, by veteran tree growers[Check out Stubbs Tree Planting Services of Georgia], to erect a fence to keep all livestock, including horses, out of the planted pines for the first three years or until the pine tops were over head high and no longer accessable to livestock.

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I would guess that if they had a little they would run the risk for colic. Im not a expert but I would avoid it.

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If they are eating that its because they aren't getting enough forage (hay/grass). Clover can cause slobbers (excessive drooling) pine bark has very little nutrition. Willows won't hurt them but these horses need quality hay soon!

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horses are herbivores .

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