Originally Posted by stingerscricket
My mare currently gets a 1/2 coffee can of grain daily then gets let out with free choice hay..now that spring is coming, she we be let out on 75 acres and I want to take her completely off grain..I know when you switch feeds you have to slowly switch it over so they don't colic, but is it necesary to slowly wean her off the grain or will she be okay with the free choice hay and grazing 24/7 if I just stop graining her soon?
Grain is not ordinarily what one has to worry about "transitioning" off of to something else as it is just "additional". It is transitioning from dry hay to pasture that takes a bit of effort. I can't tell from you post if you meant she is currently let out to free choice hay and
pasture, or just the former...but if it is just
free choice hay she is eating, she will need to be transitioned to pasture when the time comes.