We plant vegetable and herb gardens for our own use – not for our horses’.  But with the growing number of public gardens, including the ones in the national park where I ride, it becomes increasingly important that we know which of the vegetable and herb garden plants pose a threat to a horse’s health and well being.

Here are a few of the most common ones to remind you of what they look like.  For a more complete list, take a look at the ASPCA’s website.

chamomile

Chamomile

garlic

Garlic

leek

Leek

onion

Onion

watercress

Watercress

tomato

Tomato

sweet potato vine

Sweet Potato Vine

rhubarb

Rhubarb

parsley

Parsley