Teff grass was found to be readily acceptable to grazing horses.
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Results indicated that individually-housed horses prefer to utilize shade when it is available in hot, sunny environments.
Owners with horses prone to laminitis should try to avoid grazing their horses at the end of the day, when grasses peak in NSC concentrations.
To maximize forage use and promote uniform grazing, mixtures containing meadow fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and timothy should be planted in horse pastures in the North Central U.S.
Preliminary results suggest that the effectiveness of grazing muzzles in reducing herbage mass intake depends on the grass being grazed.
Data suggests that farm owners are aware of some recommended pasture best management practices for horse farms, but practices are not fully or consistently implemented.
Plant mixtures of Kentucky bluegrass, orchardgrass, and tall and meadow fescue.
Horses ate more in the PM, likely in response to increases in nonstructural carbohydrates.
Ponies anticipated the restricted grazing time period and ate more quickly.
Timothy, Kentucky bluegrass, and quackgrass were most preferred.
Horses consumed more dry matter during the first 4 hours than the second 4.
Rotational grazing has benefits for pasture yield.
Using donkeys to reduce plumeless thistle infestations in pastures
In 36 hours, horses traveled an average of 7 miles.
The optimum time to apply N is early May and early August.
Incorporating stall material into the soil can reduce use of inorganic fertilizers.
Pastured horses have greater fitness and bone density.