Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Spring Is on its way...
Therefore, I would like some friendly advice on how to prevent founder or lamintitis... caused by grass.
I want to do everything possible to prevent founder in my horse, so any advice would be great.
Spring is on its way and the snow will be starting to melt, and new grass will be starting to grow. Breeze will be moving from a no grass corral to a bigger pasture with lots of grass. Last year (before I got Breeze, but was working with another horse out there) the horses were moved later in the spring, when the grass wasn't so new because one of the horses had foundered the year before. (Although they were in a bigger pasture, with more green grass)
This said, since another horse foundered and became a pasture pet, because she could no longer be ridden, I would like to take every precaution to prevent founder in Breeze.
What time of the year should I turn her out, late spring, mid spring, early spring? Beginning of summer?
Should I only let her have a limited amount of grass a day for a while, and gradually let her have more?
Any more advice?