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    05-30-2011, 07:34 PM
Rant: BO gave my horse grass cuttings?! wth?!

Okay , so last week I went to much dealers stable out only to find there was no poo I instantly thought okay wheres the poo gone as theres usually 3 or 4. So that's okay I go to bring him in and he has his rug on , he wears his rug out through the day? So I tack him up and ride him , he was very bad tempered and wasn't listening , bring him in go to give him some haylage and there isn't any . I came to the conclusion that she ran out of haylage so she put him out on grass to fill him up , but she never mentioned anything to me.
I didn't say anything to her about it I just left it to see what she would do next.
Today I arrive at the yard only to find no poo and a big pile of grass cuttings in his stable! Correct me if im wrong but could that not give him Colic?! I looked in all the other stables and there wasnt a single blade of grass in any of them? I removed them and told my mum . My mum confronted her about it and she openly said that said that she gave it to him . When I said I removed them she told me that
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    05-30-2011, 07:38 PM
I "Wasnt very nice". She is either thick or she is trying to set me up or something! My mum also confronted her about him being out at night and she said only when the weathers good . It has rained non-stop the past 2 weeks and he has been out all week , explain that? Im going to contact Dealers owner about this .
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    05-30-2011, 08:03 PM
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Grass cuttings is a BAD idea, for several reasons.

It can choke a horse

Many people treat their grass with chemicals...bad to eat

It can ferment very quickly causing colic alert.

Tell the barn owner to stop.
    05-30-2011, 08:15 PM
? We have always given our horses grass cuttings..
    05-30-2011, 08:21 PM
I have always been told NEVER to give a horse grass cuttings as it can cause colic. She only gave MY horse the grass . I am going to ask her why she gave him it tomorrow and tell her to stop . I am also ringing his owner . Do you think im over reacting?
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    05-30-2011, 08:27 PM
It doesn't matter what she thinks in the end-it's YOUR horse. If you don't want it to be getting grass cuttings, she doesn't have much say in the matter.

Or...is it your horse? Either way, whatever you and/or the owner decides is the right thing.
    05-30-2011, 08:33 PM
Yes, I have him on full loan but his owner insisted he stayed at his current yard .
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    05-30-2011, 08:36 PM
Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
Grass cuttings is a BAD idea, for several reasons.

It can choke a horse

Many people treat their grass with chemicals...bad to eat

It can ferment very quickly causing colic alert.

Tell the barn owner to stop.
Exactly. I wouldn't hesitate to call the owner.
    05-30-2011, 08:42 PM
I am very worried right now , I don't know how much she gave him. I still can't understand why she gave it to him and ONLY him . The only thing I can think of is that she didn't expect me over so early and is trying to set me up. As I said before im contacting his owner asap and sorting this out tomorrow.
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    05-31-2011, 08:22 AM
I don't get it...why have none of our horses ever displayed any negative effects from eating the cuttings?

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