Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
If you give grass clippings to a horse they will almost certainly colic. Yes, hay is cut grass but its grown in a certain way, cut in a certain way, and dried in a certain way. Most grass clippings will sit there and ferment so no, no, no.
Horses eat about 2% of their body weight in roughage a day give or take a little. So if you have a 1000 lb horse they will eat approximately 20 lbs of hay a day. You can't really go by flakes because they are all different. Two flakes might be 10 lbs or it might not be. And then you have to factor in hard feed if you are giving that as well, but, most of their diet should be roughage.