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    05-16-2008, 01:35 PM
Green Broke
It might not hurt to let him out on it for 3-4 hours to start, then increase it from there - - I don't know though, without actually seeing your grass ;)

If there are going to be other horses out there with him, you probably won't have to worry as much
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    05-16-2008, 01:39 PM
Well the horses I'm going to put him out with are going to be the "push over" horses. He used to be in a herd with bullys and I don't want him to get afraid of any of the horses hehe

He'll probably be in a pasture with at least 4 horses and when winter comes, he'll go back in his small pasture. That's what I originally had planned
    05-16-2008, 01:42 PM
Here are some pictures of the field

Only problem is I'll have to keep his halter on all the time in that pasture, I have a breakaway, but I don't think Sonny will be too happy
    05-16-2008, 01:43 PM
Green Broke
You should be fine :)

What are you thinking about the feed?
    05-16-2008, 01:44 PM
Originally Posted by kickshaw
you should be fine :)

What are you thinking about the feed?
well I might just use the beet pulp "treat" because I don't want him to get grained every day...and if I do move him in that new pasture he'll get more hay (probably) and some grass also
    05-16-2008, 01:52 PM
Green Broke
I think that's a good plan :)

I think your boy will be fine out in the field without being slowly introduced. I was thinking really tall, thick grass :)
    05-17-2008, 12:03 AM
I reccomend speedi-beat it is awesome food you only have to feed a lil bit but it turns out heaps because you soak it for 10mins in water. We had our horses on it and poppy 16hh tb gained 15kg in a week!! We feed it with oaten chaff and minerals the horses love it!
    05-17-2008, 03:19 AM
I have star on mare and foal feed (does not make him hot, no one feed sweat feed here any more)twice a day plus all the hay he can eat and a protien block

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