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post #21 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 11:47 AM
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I'm in SoCal and mine looks alot like the picture bsms posted. Pipe stalls on dirt/sand where the only thing green is the hay we feed.
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post #22 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 03:25 PM
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Grazing, what grazing?

You guys that have grass are LUCKY. We have to feed hay year' round. $15-$20 a 100 lb bale, 365 days a year.

We do have elk visitors though.
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post #23 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 03:29 PM
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I'm in SoCal and mine looks alot like the picture bsms posted. Pipe stalls on dirt/sand where the only thing green is the hay we feed.
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Yeah, unfortunately ditto here. There is grass in a few of the places we ride, but most horse owners don't have pasture. We just don't get enough rain. So only wealthy people with a watering system or with with a lot of land in high elevation can maintain pasture.


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post #24 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 04:10 PM
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Bsms, I live in Arizona also, and grass is definitely a luxury for most. My horses have always lived on dirt until this past year. I was lucky enough to find a pasture in the neighborhood across from mine.
2 acres of Bermuda grass. It doesn't look like much but it keeps my two fat and happy in the summer.
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post #25 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 04:14 PM
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This time of year our pastures are > 50% clover, so it's slobber season.
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post #26 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 04:14 PM
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We dry lot and corral as well. Its Texas, and grass just doesn't grow too well, especially in the summer. We have 30 or so acres fenced in, and 40 horses owned or boarded here (27 of those being MINIS though) and they're all fat, exercised, and happy. The minis are all on a 2.5 acre dry lot with NO grazing whatsoever, the full sized horses are rotated. We have a 12 acre 'pasture' but 2/3 of that pasture is wooded and doesn't grow grass. The grass part is rotated every 3 days and supplies a bit of grazing for the horses, but not much. They have plenty of shade, ad lib hay, and water. Easy keeping horses are dry lotted as well, though their dry lot is 3 acres. Our 'stalls' are pipe 3 sided shelters with metal roofs. Our individual paddocks (we only have two) are 1.5-2 acres and have grass, but again, it is sparse. The horses aren't suffering.

Behind this filly is one of our individual paddocks. As you can see, its eaten down to nubs. Grass doesn't grow well in the summer at ALL here. It is better in the winter, but not by a lot.


This is what our dry lot looks like. Grazing? No. Are the horses suffering? I don't think so ^_^


This is about as grassy as it gets for us.


We would LOVE to have a lot of grazing, but its just not an option. We do the best we can, and our horses are healthy, so I'd say we aren't doing too terrible.

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I didnt realise grass was such an issue in the US. Whats Michigan like?

whisper i love your last photo

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post #28 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 04:15 PM
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Whisper, I'd love to be able to turn my horses loose somewhere like that! I can't drive past a golf course without thinking, "Wouldn't Mia & Trooper & Cowboy LOVE to play there..."

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post #29 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 04:17 PM
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Its mostly the lower states that have that issue, I think. We have a lot of dry seasons and when we do have wet seasons, they're WET and kill off vegetation just as much as it helps growth.
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post #30 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 09:14 PM
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We've got grass!! I guess green grass for a couple months is what we get in trade for 7 months of winter.

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