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        07-21-2009, 01:27 PM
    Hello & some questions

    Hi, I'm so glad this forum is here. We live in the Interior of bc and have lived on a small acreage for about 5 years now. I finally feel that we are putting are land to use. I just got my children a miniature Shetland pony. He's used to getting two flakes of hay a day. I'm grazing him though and I'm wondering how long a day should I let him graze for? He's about 10 hands and maybe 350lbs. He could lose a bit of weight but he's looking good. Any comments appreciated.
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        07-21-2009, 01:38 PM
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    Does he get any grain?
        07-21-2009, 02:37 PM
    Once you introduce him to grazing (starting slowly and increasing hours over time) they can graze constantly...it's actually better for them.
        07-21-2009, 07:32 PM
    No he's not getting any grain. I'm a bit worried because he went from the hay diet to being put out with grass and has been eating a lot. When I brought him home last night I let him graze twice for about 20 min each time. Today he's only grazed for 30 mins this morning, and he's grazing now. I don't want him to founder.

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