We are 'grazing' 4 Arabs for a friend. Have about 14 " of snow on the ground. They have 120 acres to graze on, but snow covers grasses that were left.
Owner brought over 1/2 ton of mixed grasses(bale) and now that is all but gone. Water tanks frozen, but I put hot water on when I can.
Owner says..they don't need more food...and for water they can eat the snow..
I used to have horses and in the winter they would each day...1 cup bran + 1 cup rolled barley and mixed with hot water + 1-2 flakes timothy or orchard grass per horse/per day..
What is your read re this...your advice is appreciated.
Guess I will go to town, when I can get out and drive the 150 round trip and get a couple bales of whatever I can find.