pros & cons for rye grass

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pros & cons for rye grass

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    10-19-2008, 01:54 PM
pros & cons for rye grass

I keep hearing different stories about letting horses eat rye grass. Some say it is okay. Others say no. I am at a total loss. Anyway, any advice concerning whether or not it is okay for horses to eat rye grass would be helpful.
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    10-19-2008, 02:20 PM
The only grasses I have heard to avoid are some fecues (non-endophyte free) and that's only for pregnant mares.
I know its best to have a broad mix of grasses in a pasture rather than one type only. Personally I like a mix of warm and cool season grasses for a longer grazing season
    10-19-2008, 04:13 PM
Green Broke
Ours are on rye hay. It's uglier than other grass hay, but they love it! (and I remember a friend went to the UGA hay seminar several years ago...came away with the understanding that rye was good.

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