5 Tips Grazing season

Present the five best tips for a good start to the pasture season

Spring is at the front door. Now it's presence. We'll tell you the five best tips you can use to start the pasture season well prepared. The slower the better, it usually takes several weeks to prepare a horse ideally for the pasture. There is no way that two weeks of acclimatisation should be underestimated. The change to pasture is a feed conversion and therefore means stress for the horses. The change takes place in autumn from grass to hay/juice/power feed and vice versa in spring. One to fast food change can lead to major problems in the digestion of the horseYeah. The reason for this is that in spring Grass is particularly rich in protein and carbohydrates.

Some horses can handle the conversion very well, others in turn have big problems with the feed conversion.In horses the hooves or colic are at risk, one should be especially careful when attendingand in critical weather conditions you should refrain from grazing. In addition, grass is generally only recommended for these horses for hours.

Why is it so dangerous to pasture too quickly?

Horses that are kept robust all year round on the pasture will slowly and gradually get used to the Increasing protein content in grassYeah. It is precisely these horses, which have not been able to eat grass in a boxing stall all winter, that cannot properly digest the high protein content of the grass. For special intestinal bacteria are needed, which only multiply by a slow presence.

Also the high density of carbohydrates (especially fruit) may damage the digestion of the horse. Fruits are sugar that can be digested very poorly in the small intestine of the horse. Too many Fuktans in the horse can get toxic substances into the bloodstream and lead to the feared hoof.

If your horse is not handled gently and slowly, a protein surplus may occur quickly. This puts an extreme strain on the horse's metabolism. Here the horse risks colic, hooves &other metabolic diseases.


The five best tips for the grazing:

  • 1. Find the perfect time:
    The nutrient content in the grass increases in spring. The beginning of the grazing season should be based on the height of the grass. The grass should be at least 20 cm tall. This ensures that the horses do not eat a lot of dirt and dirt through too short grass, as this can also lead to digestive problems. The pasture season can usually be opened in the middle of April until the beginning of May. In addition, the grass loses nutrients over time and is easier to digest.

  • 2. By Plan Presence:
    To facilitate your horse's transition to fresh grass, the time during which the horse can graze should be slowly increased. On the first day of your stay, you should only let your horse graze for fifteen minutes. Then you slowly increase the time from day to day. Each second day the feeding time can be increased by one quarter of an hour. Always keep an eye on your horse, as each horse reacts differently.
  • This way the horse can gradually get used to the feed conversion. If your horse has to stay in the box for a few days during the stay, you will unfortunately have to start again from the front. Only through a constant and slow adaptation can the horse's digestion get used to the grass.


  • Three. Always take it easy, apply slowly:
    In order to start the grazing season without stress, it is important that you give your horse the time it takes to get used to the grass. Under no circumstances may the period of residence be less than two weeks. The longer your horse has time to change, the more gentle it is for its digestion.


  • Four. Before going to the pasture, feed hay:
    So the horses don't fall on the fresh grass too fast, you should feed hay first, not strength food. So the hunger is quenched and the horse does not eat so fast and greedy. In addition, this can prevent intestinal problems such as diarrhoea or colds during the onset.


  • Five. During the occupation, regular movement:
    Since the fresh grass on the pasture receives significantly more water than hay or straw, you can make it easier for your horse to be present if you move it regularly. Through the movement your horse consumes energy and its digestion is stimulated. This reduces the risk of colds or hooves.