Although the rain has been annoying to say the least, it has come with a lovely side benefit- there is a plethora of fresh grass for the horses to graze on!
Things to remember:
- Spring grass is high in sugar, so it should be fed in limited amounts- usually no more than 20 minutes of grazing per day.
- Horses who are at risk of founder should have all spring grass clipped around their paddocks so they don’t end up foundering.
- Never feed grass clippings to horses- this can actually kill a horse! Horses should only be offered fresh grass or hay.
- It’s tempting to keep grass high for the horses, but these grasses can hide snakes and, when dry, can create a fire hazard. Be sure to cut down all grasses where people and horses need to walk, and cut down at least six-feet of grass around your property to prevent a fire from spreading.