Asked in Care of HorsesHorse Diet and Nutrition
How do horses get their food how do they eat?
July 10, 2014 3:20PM
Horses that are owned are fed their food. They eat by digesting oats. Horses in the wild eat native grasses.
In Domestic situations horses are typically brought their food, the horse then eats that food. They may also be allowed to graze.
In the wild, horses search out native plants that they can eat or lick.
In both cases once the food is available the horse will pick it up with it's lips, pull it into it's mouth with it's teeth (or snip grass with their teeth.) Then they chew in a side to side manner switching sides every few chews. Once the food has been thoroughly chewed they swallow it and begin the digestion process.