Grass As A Horse Food

Why It Isn’t Great

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Horses should not be fed a diet consisting solely of lawn or grass clippings. Special, nutrient rich pasture grass is recommended for horses if it is their only forage source.

There are countless grass varieties, but most pastures will be comprised of one of five main types

If you think you have a pasture that is perfect as it is for sustaining horses, you can actually get your grass tested to determine what nutrients it is naturally producing.


Once you are aware of what nutrients your grass has, you’ll want a supplement that adds minerals and vitamins into the diet, but also is not too high in sugar, as many pasture grasses usually are rich in sugars.

A scary possibility to any horse owner is the threat of a horse colicing. Too much of anything can be a bad thing, really, and can promote a horse to colic.