As a hoofcare provider, whenever I hear horses are living on grass my heartrate speeds up a bit. My first thoughts are “will this horse become laminitic” or “is this horse laminitic”…. But some horses do just find living on grass, and not all horses are metabolic, but even so, I tend to find some of the worst feet on those that live on pasture. So how do we ensure that we are making safe choices with horses that CAN graze?
I have seen posts from Cherrie Nolden over the last few years about grazing her large herd of Norwegian Fjords on abundant grass 24/7. I have always wondered – how does she do it? How did she keep an “easy keeper” herd on grass without soundness issues or weight concerns? Can we mimic this with healthy horses in our lives?
Cherrie and I sit down and talk about how she manages her fields and herd of horses to ensure healthy pasture, healthy horses, and healthy hooves. You can hear the entire conversation on any podcast app under “The Humble Hoof,” or at the player above.
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