Several years ago, I got the bright idea to plant a "winter" pasture. So's I fence-off a suitable area, buy a bunch of oat and rye seed, till-up, fertilize, plant, water, pet 'n loved it....worked real hard at getting it just right.
After a few months it looked great.
When the time looked right, we turned our (5)horses into it. They all ran around as happy as could be. They sniffed, poked and proded...... but wouldn't eat a single bite. :roll: .
I ended-up using that particular pasture for a place to leave their round-bale hay in untill spring. Then, I had to re-plant it with "regular" grass anyway....YIKES!
Since that time, I just seperate my pasture and alternate the (2)horses which we have these days onto one or the other. Towards the end of summer....I just let one of them "go to seed" and re-plant itself.
That seems to work best for me.
Hope this helps.