Spring grass is almost here

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Spring grass is almost here

Postby kickinbull » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:45 pm

And it has caused founder in 3 of our ponies every year in the past. We are thinking of dry lotting them until the spring flush is past. How big of an area would they need?
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Re: Spring grass is almost here

Postby msscamp » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:40 pm

That is going to depend on the circumstances. Are they broke to ride, and do you ride them/work them regularly? We operate a horse boarding business and horses are routinely single penned in 10' X 40-50' runs. Usually, but not always, the horses are ridden/exercised at least once a week by their owners. We don't generally have any problems unless a horse in thrown into a run, fed grain and alfalfa hay, and never exercised or ridden.
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