Springtime means green! Flowers are sprouting, trees are coming back to life, and pastures are greening up. What does this mean for your horse?
It can be tempting to turn your horse out all day on rolling, lush pastures after a snow-covered winter. But this can be a recipe for disaster. Horses have highly delicate digestive systems, and all changes in diet must be made slowly and gradually. This includes slowly introducing grass come Spring.
Overload of grass can cause colic or founder, and these conditions can be deadly. There are many ways to gradually wean your horse onto grass when Springtime arrives. Here are a few:
No matter what method you use, it is important to slowly introduce your horse to grass to avoid serious health problems. It sure is wonderful to see nature turn green again after a long and cold winter!
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