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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Think of giving grass to this mare as giving a lasagna dinner complete with buttery garlic bread, triple layer cheese, and some wine (errr....grape juice. Heh) to a child from Africa who has had maybe a bit of rice and if they're lucky, fish or a potato cake every day for many years. Lasagna dinners are great, almost everybody loves them, and those who grow up with them can usually eat it without any problem. Give it to that kid who has had almost no high calorie, high protein, high fat, high carb food before though, and you're asking for a VERY sick child. Especially because they'll think it takes like HEAVEN and will over eat without regards to what may happen later. And even if you introduce that lasagna slowly, over say, a period of years, there's a chance that child is lactose intolerant or may not handle the grease and butter well ever just because it isn't what his or her digestive system is used to having to break down.
Minis are the same way. No, not ALL of them founder on grass. Some are lucky and their bodies can handle some grass (grass that is most likely not of super high nutritional value), but you must realize that those minis probably grew up being used to richer meals like that and their bodies are accustomed to it. Toss a mini who may have never had any grass in it's life in an all you can eat buffet though, and it will be a miracle if the mini doesn't suffer side effects. Even if those side effects aren't visible to human eye.
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