The Best Hay, Grass, and Other Forages for Your Horse

Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Learn about selecting hay, growing pasture, and choosing the right forage for your horse.
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Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Learn about selecting hay, growing pasture, and choosing the right forage for your horse.

About the Experts:

Tom Keene

Tom KeeneTom Keene is an agronomy specialist with the University of Kentucky (UK) with a focus on hay marketing and production and equine pasture evaluation. He works closely with agents and producers to help harvest, package, store, test, transport, and sell high-quality hay in the state of Kentucky. He is currently working to facilitate and implement the new UK Equine Pasture Evaluation Program. He’s a past president of the American Forage and Grassland Council and the National Forage Testing Association. He also previously served as a Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council board member.

Nettie Liburt

Nettie LiburtNettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS, is an equine nutritionist based on Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied equine exercise physiology and nutrition. Liburt is a member of the Equine Science Society and is currently senior equine nutrition manager for Mars Horsecare US/Buckeye Nutrition.
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