Decorating your barn for the holi-
days is fun. But you’ll want to take some
precautions to keep your horses safe for the season.
• Avoid holiday greenery and garlands that incorporate toxic plants. Yew, for example, is commonly used in
wreaths, and even a small amount can be rapidly fatal to horses.
• Hang tempting decorations out of reach. A stocking filled with carrots, for example, will likely be pulled into the
stall and eaten within minutes---worst-
case consequences could include choke