What plants do horses like to eat?
Horses enjoy forage plants as their preferred food. This means grasses and legumes. Wheat, oats, barley and other grain plants are considered to be in the grass/forage family.
Some plants that are poisonous to horses are; Privet Ragwort Foxglove Yew Horsetail Hemlock Acorns Black Nightshade Deadly Nightshade Woody Nightshade Laburnum These can kill horses if even the smallest amount is eaten, or it can give them bad colic. Horses won't tend to eat poisonous plants if they are alive, but they somtimes eat them if they are dead. There lots of other things that are poisonous to horses too though.
Horses effect plants and animals in many ways. I will tell you a few. A horse eats plants- mainly weeds. If there is too much of a plant the animal(human) might like the horse to eat the plant. Of course- you would have to make sure the horse is unbridled and the plant is safe for horse consumption. Sometimes a horse will eat plants that other animals depend on . Sometimes that animal Is harmful…
Obviously that person that wrote the answer before me never owned a horse. A horse's diet should consist mainly of hay/grass and grain or feed of some sort. Sugar cubes should NOT be fed to horses. People think it's okay, but it's really not. Horses shouldn't have any people food like gingersnaps or whatever. My friends give their horses people food all the time, but it's really not good for the horse. Some tree leaves…
There are either herbivores that eat plants (cows, horses, etc) or carnivores that eat animals (like lions, dogs, tigers, etc) or omnivores that eat both plants and animals (like us, humans). Heterotrophs are organisms that consume other organisms (such as autotrophs). Other words are cannibal, consumer, and predators.
Horses are herbivores which means that they do not eat meat. Horses mostly eat grass and plants, and things, if they are wild, but if they are domestic, then there is a large agenda of things, such as oats, molasses, hardfeed, grass,( although all horses eat grass, including wild horses) hay, grain, straw, and lots of things more.