04 January 2013 New Year’s Nutri-lutions: Ponder your pasture!
Start paying more attention to your pasture than your feedstore; it’s a much more reliable, economical, and appropriate first-choice source of equine nutrition. Just like your hay, pasture can be evaluated too, although values will vary due to a number of factors. Nonetheless, good pasture can provide the majority of nutrients for most classes of horses, at a fraction of the cost. Knowing more about pasture management and grazing strategies will ensure your bagged feed costs are kept to a minimum, and may even be eradicated completely. Not only will this benefit your wallet, it will result in better environmental management, encourage a sustainable management system, and ultimately ensure a happier, healthier horse.