So the barn I'm at, I'm not very satisfied with. Sure, they have all the amenities and lots and lots of (not so sane/smart) horse people around, but they literally have NO grass for grazing. Maybe a few wimpy patches of weeds here and there in the tiny 'pastures' (these pastures can only hold one horse and they aren't even as big as the average arena. It's absolutely ridiculous. Now, they do kind of make up for it with hay, but it's just so dusty out there and absolutely no grass. I kind of feel bad, considering grass is a huge part of the horses diet ever since the beginning of time, you know.
So, do you guys have any suggestions for maybe substituting for lack of grazing during the day? I don't want a huge chunk missing from my horse's diet. I would like him healthy(:
Another question, what are your thought on oats? I have a friend who gives her horse maybe one scoop after rides. I've heard you can mix it with molasses and add in maybe some fruit. But is there any purpose to it or is it just a treat? Also, what's the difference between rolled oats and any other oats?