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Re: [RC] [RC] [RC] small acreage,.... - Debbie Kirchner

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


I reseed with Timothy every year, but we do have a great deal of Clover that the munch on this time of year, so I tend to keep it short and the horse rotated a few hours at a time, we keep them in a gravel dry lot and hay twice a day, my goal is to make it more like Jamie Jackson's Paradise Paddock at our next place.. this one is set up and I can not figure out how to redo it with the two herds.. but when I start from scratch I will keep the pasture paradise format in my minds eye to create a better moving set up for the horses...

Debbie in SE MN

The Eagle shows the way....



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