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    06-11-2010, 10:40 AM
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Foal
Question What's the best type of grazing grass?

I'm probably not going to get a horse on my property due to the home owners association but just out of curiosity, if I did get a horse, they can't eat St. Augistine grass, right? Which kind of grass would I have to put in for the best grazing? Thanks!
     
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    06-11-2010, 10:48 AM
  #2
Trained
What part of the country are you in? (I'm assuming South, perhaps TX, since you mentioned St. Augustine).
     
    06-11-2010, 10:55 AM
  #3
Foal
Florida

Florida-- also, can horses eat dollar weed?
     
    06-11-2010, 11:19 AM
  #4
Trained
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Originally Posted by RunningFree27    
Florida-- also, can horses eat dollar weed?
In Florida, I believe one of the Bermuda grass varieties is most commonly used for grazing.
As for dollar weed, I don't see it on the harmful plant list, but I don't know if they'll eat it.
     
    06-11-2010, 11:21 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks!

Ok, thanks so much!
     
    06-11-2010, 11:28 AM
  #6
Trained
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Originally Posted by RunningFree27    
Ok, thanks so much!
Check out this link, too. It appears to have good info on Florida grasses for horse grazing.

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    06-11-2010, 12:41 PM
  #7
Banned
If you head out to your local TSC, they have a mix in their yard/gardening section called "horse grass" or something like that. I have no idea what kind of mix it is, but we use it in our front pastures and front lawn, so the horses can be hand grazed.
     
    06-11-2010, 02:14 PM
  #8
Showing
I'd think Bermuda - I believe that's what is in southern states. We have orchard, timothy, clover, rye, kentucky blue here, but FL is much warmer.
     
    06-12-2010, 04:08 AM
  #9
Yearling
Our pasture is mostly native prairie grasses. I know there is some clover, some alfalfa, but for the most part its buffalo grass.
     

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