Few nutritionists will dispute that grass is the most natural feedstuff for horses. The horse’s digestive tract is well designed for continuous or “trickle” delivery of pasture forage. As well, it seems intuitive that the opportunity for socialization and exercise provided when horses have access to pasture is important for their health and well-being. If given free access to pasture (all day), horses will spend 60-70% of their time grazing, with considerable walking activity, especially in large fields. Unfortunately, for many horses free access to
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