Does That Taste Good? Blog Archive on November 22, 2009, 16:09

by Toppyrocks, age 12

Ever wondered why horses don’t go around eating poisonous plants all the time? That’s because they have a different sense of taste than humans. The food that’s good for them usually tastes good to them, while the bad stuff usually tastes nasty. Hay, grass and oats all taste really sweet and yummy and it’s good for their health. But poisonous plants mostly taste the opposite. Some things, however, depend on the horse. One pony I know spits out turnips, even though horses are supposed to really like them. Not all horses like the same things!

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