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post #1 of 3 Old 03-11-2008, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Pasture Fed

The horses around here are left in pasture and only fed hay like 3/4 of the year the rest they are left to graze. To me this seems wrong, is it. We live in Western Ky! Great land, but dont they have to have hay all the time?
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-11-2008, 10:19 PM
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it would all depend on how much grass there was for grazing. if a horse has access to good grass 24/7 they dont necessarily need any other feed including hay. horses in the wild only have grass ;) if though the horses are skinny and there isnt enough grass then yes, they should be fed hay to compensate.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-12-2008, 12:40 AM
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Hi my horses at the moment are only getting fed good pasture grass and they have lost no condition. They are in good condition so I dont see the problem with only feeding pasture just as long in dry seasons such as summer when there is only dry grass. there is no nutrients . Then we could probably consider supplement feeding.
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