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post #11 of 16 Old 05-09-2011, 10:56 PM
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nope I don't. My horse is out on grass 24/7 and only gets hay when there is no grass. I am in PA too.
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-10-2011, 12:22 AM
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Well, most summers we don't have to feed hay as much because we have two large pastures (one is 9 acres and the other 10 acres) but the past year has been very dry and the hay farmers didn't have a very good season so hay is hard to come by and is more expensive now than it has been in years..and to make it worse this spring and start of summer has been nothing but DRY and's already 90s everyday and we haven't had a drop of rain in two weeks and when it did rain it wasn't much sooo we don't have good grazing right now and are probably going to start putting round bales out again. It's easier for us to use round bales because our horses go through one pretty quick and it ends up less expensive than buying square bales. But, we always have one or two free choice mineral blocks and electrolytes mixed in their feed to make sure they drink enough and stay hydrated..

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post #13 of 16 Old 05-15-2011, 08:29 AM
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Our pasture is about 3 1/2 acres so we keep hay out for them free-choice during the daylight hours. Increasing that during the Winter months.
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-15-2011, 09:07 AM
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A question. When a horse is grazing only grass, doesn't that give them runny poo? I know when I pastured my girls, I still threw out a couple of flakes. Just for fiber sake. Maybe I have my info wrong.
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-15-2011, 09:15 AM
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When I put a horse on pasture that hasn't been there in a while, they will need time to adjust but eventually the runny manure goes away. Giving hay for the fiber is redundant, the grass is their fiber.

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post #16 of 16 Old 05-15-2011, 09:19 AM
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Gotchya! I know that you have to slowly introduce them into pasture. They never really bothered with the hay anyway so I gave up. Why spend more money only to have it go to waste?
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