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post #11 of 18 Old 04-20-2012, 10:06 PM
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I would say the key word here would be VET.
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I would say the key word here would be VET.
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post #13 of 18 Old 04-20-2012, 11:04 PM
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So this is making me think. When I move my horses in July to my house they'll be going from no grass to a mowed but still grassy pasture. Should I ease it on or is this something to be really worried about? I've researched founder and couldn't find anything but then again I'm not good with search words.

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post #14 of 18 Old 04-21-2012, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the information. She seems fine today, have checked her for heat and walked her around - no lameness. With founder and laminitis, one comes first right? From my understanding one happens after the other hasnt been treated? I've read a lot about minis and how they shouldnt be on grass at all, only hay - but thats not really easy on my property as I have to rotate her with my gelding otherwise he starts jumping fences to get to her. I mow it right down to the ground though.
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Drafts4ever.. when you move will you have a 'dry pen'? Before you put the horses out on the grass give them thier morning hay after they eat put them out. If it is spring grass only at first an hour or so. Then increase the grazing time. I have five out on pasture, they still get some oat hay or grassy alfalfa in the morn and evening. And of course a free choice salt block and water :) I cannot wait until the other pastures are ready for turn out ! I make sure the rass is 4 - 6 inches tall before turning out the horses, so they dont destroy the root systems, or get any dirt while grazing.
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-21-2012, 05:43 PM
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I don't have a dry turn out. The grass is currently grazed down by my renters horses. As soon as her lease is up I'm moving in with my horses. So for grazing there's not much but there's still some. I'd say probably an inch or so. I wouldn't have time to let it grow up before moving either.
I think it's spring grass? It'll be end of July?
They'll be fed before, my horses don't get grain. They get beatpulp and supplements for sand clearing and then their grass hay, no alfalfa.
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LOl by July there wont be spring grass. How long will the boarders horses be gone before you move yours in ? My main concern would be worms. If the boarder had wormy horses then there could be eggs in pasture. So after about a month I would give them some paste dewormer. The horses left out on pasture do have a dry pen where the water trough is and the hay. If I had enough pasture I would stop the hay in summer.
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My horses have to have hay that's not an option. They're stalled morning and night and have day turn out. My boarder has a contract with me stating her horses have to be up to date on everything working included and my horses are on a daily wormer, my colt is on a 6 week wormer so I'm not too worried about worms.
I'm thinking of doing night turn out because of the heat when I do plan to move in.
One of my friends suggested I turn them out in round pen sized areas and rotate.
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