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Feed and forage

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Best practice

Hay and forage is a complete food source for most horses.
Grazing pasture grass should be 4" or higher.
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Needs intervention

Horses need a constant supply of forage.  

An average horse weighs 1000# so each horse needs about 20# of hay per day on hand..

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Immediate jeopardy

Overgrazed pastures or insufficient supply of hay on hand.

Silage and corn stalks are not suitable forage for horses.

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