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Re: [RC] [RC] small acreage,.... - Linda S. Flemmer

Depends on the grass you have growing and the weight at which you keep your
horses.  Our timothy/orcharg grass has tested low in sugars.  Our guys are
out on it over the entire growing season and acclimate.  Mowing to keep
palatable grass in the entire field keeps them from nibbling on intensively
grazed, short, hi sugar grass.

Never a grass founder yet in more than 30 years.  I detest seeing horses on
mud lots when I can enjoy seeing mine healthy on green pasture.  Of course
if the horse is glucose intolerant/cushings - that's a different story.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Debbie Kirchner" <dakota.charm@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Linda S. Flemmer" <bluwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "smuncy" <smuncy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] small acreage,....

On 7/4/06, Linda S. Flemmer <bluwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I COULD keep 1 horse per 3/4 acre, if I wanted intensively manage the
property.  I prefer to see my horses grazing on lush pastures.

For me, the question is how large an acerage do I need, since LUSH
grass is not healthy for the horses...


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[RC] small acreage,...., smuncy
Re: [RC] small acreage,...., Linda S. Flemmer
Re: [RC] [RC] small acreage,...., Debbie Kirchner