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Wintering horses on small grains field

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:07 pm
by HAY MAKER
Any problems other than introducing them slow ? Laminitis ?
Good luck

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:59 pm
by gcreekrch
Just watch they don't start growing wool. :wink:

Think you'd be all right if you limited time on pasture for a few days and they had some dry hay in them when turned out.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:04 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Pretty hard to tell from 2000 miles away.



What stage are the plants in and what grains? :?

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:22 pm
by katrina
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Pretty hard to tell from 2000 miles away.



What stage are the plants in and what grains? :?


:agree: :wave:

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 pm
by Faster horses
katrina wrote:
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Pretty hard to tell from 2000 miles away.



What stage are the plants in and what grains? :?


:agree: :wave:


:tiphat:

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:40 pm
by HAY MAKER
gcreekrch wrote:Just watch they don't start growing wool. :wink:

Think you'd be all right if you limited time on pasture for a few days and they had some dry hay in them when turned out.


I planted a few 20 to 40 acre deer plots for some hunters oats to be exact and I always filled my cows up on hay and then ran em on the oat patches with no problems, but never had horses on oats i keep em penned/stabled and feed them costal and pellets, mainly because they were always chasing the cows when i wasnt around, but this year cows are few so thought i might run the hay burners on some oats.
good luck

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:57 pm
by Carter
I always plant a 3 acres field in oats or wheat for my horses, pen them up with a bale of coastal or alfalfa then just turn them out when grain is big enough to graze, leave the the hay in pen they have to come in to water and keep it out all the time, i've been doing this for yrs and never had any trouble. No grain last couple yrs from lack of rain but worked well before that. These are usuing horses and get rode on a pretty regular basis so they were not just turned out all the time. don't know if that makes a difference or not

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:16 pm
by gcreekrch
Faster horses wrote:
katrina wrote:
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Pretty hard to tell from 2000 miles away.



What stage are the plants in and what grains? :?


:agree: :wave:


:tiphat:


Just for conversations' sake friends, I think Hay Maker ASKED for opinion on this thread. :D

I know, I'm also guilty of expressing my opinion when not asked. That still doesn't make it right. :wink:

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:25 am
by Faster horses
Hey, whose side are you on anyway??? :stop: :help: :gag: :wave:

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:19 am
by HAY MAKER
gcreekrch wrote:
Faster horses wrote:
katrina wrote:
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Pretty hard to tell from 2000 miles away.



What stage are the plants in and what grains? :?


:agree: :wave:


:tiphat:


Just for conversations' sake friends, I think Hay Maker ASKED for opinion on this thread. :D

I know, I'm also guilty of expressing my opinion when not asked. That still doesn't make it right. :wink:



Yeah, where are all my horsesperts :D :D
Good luck

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:23 am
by katrina
Okay...... Since ya asked..... Your horses will be fine...... :cowboy:

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:46 am
by gcreekrch
Faster horses wrote:Hey, whose side are you on anyway??? :stop: :help: :gag: :wave:


MY own. :D