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[RC] OT, feeding grass clippings - sherman

Personally, I would not risk having the horses in the pasture with the mounds of cut grass. Fermentation occurs very quickly in warm weather. My neighbor was just weedwacking on the outside perimenter of their horse’s pasture on a warm day, the horse stuck it’s head thru the boards and ate some of the clippings and colicked within a couple of hours. Just not worth the risk…

 

Kathy

 

Last year, we were never able to make even one hay crop due to our drought.  This year, we are practically flooded out and haven't been able to get anyone to cut and bale our fields.  So we are just having to mow the fields to keep fresh growth available for the horses to graze.  However, this year the mowing has left huge piles of cut grass here and there which we'll probably harrow in.  Currently, I'm concerned about the horses getting into those grass mounds before we get them spread out.  Some years ago, I read somewhere that we should not feed freshly clipped grass to horses and I can't remember why.  Any thoughts on this?  Thanks.

 

Amber