Originally Posted by twogeldings
Do not feed grass clippings to horses. Grass clippings begin to decompose almost instantly. Think of the heat of the lawnmower, plus the heat of laying out in the sun, etc. Not to mention the trip through the lawnmower, and all the other junk they are covered in.
I repeat. DO NOT. DO-NOT. Feed grass clippings to ANY animal. It's begging for a very high vet bill, and possibly a dead horse.
If you want to feed grass, either put the horse in a pasture or fresh pick it. Grass is good, but clippings can kill.
Dumb question but isn't alfafa and bermuda mowed and dried in the sun, Raked and turned over then eventually baled, I understand they are using different types of mowers than the usual lawn type but the heat is still there and the equipment still needs to be lubricated doesn't it, so wouldn't it be the same sort of speak, except the clippings would just be shorter, mulch type length, not trying to be derogatory here but just a dumb question maybe. Please explain