Hold your horses! 🐎 Did you seriously think that horses can't eat bananas? Oh neigh, you've been fooled! In reality, bananas are like the ultimate fruit snack for our hoofed friends. Not only do they provide an excellent source of potassium, but they're also a crowd-pleaser. That is, if the crowd you're referring to consists of horses.


Before diving deeper into the banana realm, it's essential to remember that a horse's digestive system, as intricate as a Shakespearean plot, requires special care. It's like an old but gold computer - powerful, but you can't just feed it anything!

Horse's Digestive System: The Inside Story

You might think that with their majestic stature and regal trot, horses might have a royal-esque digestion process, sipping on champagne and dining on caviar. In truth, horses are non-ruminant herbivores. That's right - they're into the greens, the fibers, and all the plant stuff. Horses are basically the OG vegans of the animal kingdom!


With their modest stomach size, these creatures are like the 'snackers' in the wild. Imagine them munching on their food, discussing the latest pasture gossips and flaunting their latest jodhpurs. It's like they have their own little club where they just eat, gossip, and repeat! Their small intestine, akin to a nutrition ninja, is super efficient at absorbing nutrients. And then there's the hindgut - the grand fermentation chamber where all the magic happens, turning fiber into energy. Talk about natural alchemy!

Benefits of Bananas for Horses: More Than Just a Tasty Snack!

We all know bananas are great. They're the ultimate convenience food - nature's answer to snack bars. But for horses, they're more than just a tasty treat. Bananas are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and the always-important potassium. Imagine your horse flexing its muscles after a banana treat, feeling all energized and pumped up. Yes, bananas can be the secret weapon in your horse's diet!

But First, Moderation is Key 🍌

While horses might enjoy bananas, it's essential to remember that moderation is key. It's like having too much ice cream on a hot day - sure it's delightful, but there's a risk of a sugar rush (or worse, a tummy ache!). The same goes for our equine pals. Introducing bananas slowly into their diet can ensure they digest them properly without any hiccups.


Speaking of treats, if you're looking for something hand-made with care and fortified with protein, the Likit Stud Muffins is your answer. It's the kind of treat that will make your horse neigh in delight!

Things to Consider When Giving Bananas to Horses

Before you get all excited and toss a bunch of bananas to your horse, remember a few things. Firstly, peel the bananas. While the skin isn't toxic, it's harder to digest. Secondly, ensure they are ripe. Green bananas can be too starchy, which might upset their digestive system. And thirdly, always watch for allergic reactions. Yes, horses can have allergies too!


Should any digestive issues arise, Dodson & Horrell Digestive Support has got your back. This supplement combines yeast, pre-biotics, and psyllium, providing the necessary nutritional maintenance for your horse’s digestive system.

Other Tasty Treats for Horses

There's a whole world of treats out there for horses - from peppermint patties to apple slices and carrot sticks. If you're looking to add a burst of flavor to your horse's diet, why not try the delicious and healthy NAF minty treats? Made with real peppermint, these treats are not just delicious but also healthy for your equine buddy!

The Banana Verdict

To banana or not to banana, that is the question! And the answer, dear reader, is a resounding yes - but with caution. Think of bananas as the occasional treat, like a delicious dessert after a hearty meal. It's not for every day, but when given, it's a delightful surprise!

When Bananas Aren't Enough

There are days when even the sweet allure of bananas won't satiate your horse's royal taste buds. Or perhaps, bananas aren't their thing, to begin with! (Trust me, there are horses out there with a palette that rivals a five-star chef's.) So, if you're on the hunt for alternative treats or supplements that will keep them happy and healthy, fret not. I've got some recommendations for you!


Let's start with the gut - the epicenter of happiness for most creatures, humans and horses included. The Science Supplements Gut Balancer is like a spa treatment for your horse's digestive system. Think of it as yoga, but for the gut. It's packed with a protected live yeast which aids in hindgut function. Plus, the MOS and betaglucans in it are like the cherry on top!

Riding in Style 🐎

Now, while we're discussing horses and their preferences, let's not neglect the rider. Because let's face it, when you're on top of the world (read: horseback), you ought to do it in style! Whether it's jodhpurs, the perfect pair of riding boots, or those snazzy gloves that offer a firm grip yet scream fashion – we've got you covered!


Back to our equine pals, if you're looking for the ultimate pampering session for them, how about some horse treats and gifts? From the deliciously minty to the crunchy and chewy, there's a treat for every horse out there.

Parting Neighs 🐴

In conclusion, while bananas can be a delightful treat, it's essential to balance them with other dietary supplements and treats. Remember always to keep your horse's health at the forefront. After all, a happy horse means a happy ride! And for everything else - from riding gear to dietary supplements - there's always Just Horse Riders to gallop to your rescue. Till next time, happy riding!

🔍 Asked By You

Are bananas toxic to horses?

Contrary to some myths, bananas are not toxic to horses. In fact, they can be a delightful treat! Many horses love the sweet taste of bananas. However, like with any treat, moderation is the key. Just be sure to remove the peel if your horse isn't a fan, and always watch for any allergic reactions.

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Is there any fruit that horses can't eat?

While horses can eat a variety of fruits, it's essential to be cautious. Avocados and most parts of the cherry tree are toxic to horses. Grapes, raisins, and persimmons can also cause issues. When in doubt, always consult your vet or an equine nutritionist. And remember, while they may love LikIt Stud Muffins, it's best to balance out their diet with other treats too.

Why can't horses eat apples?

Hold your horses! 🐴 Horses CAN eat apples, and many absolutely adore them. However, like bananas, moderation is essential. The seeds of apples contain cyanide compounds, which in extremely large quantities can be harmful. Always feed apples in moderation and, if you're extra cautious, remove the seeds.


Why can't horses eat bread?

Bread isn't necessarily toxic to horses, but it's not the most nutritious snack for them. Bread can become compacted in a horse's digestive tract, leading to blockages. Moreover, some bread contains ingredients that aren't suitable for horses, like raisins or nuts. Instead of bread, consider healthier supplements like Dodson & Horrell Digestive Support to keep their gut in tip-top shape.