Horse management - grazing

The right path to successful horse farming and feeding

Various factors must be borne in mind and balanced against each other in order to meet horses' needs. Alongside the very social nature of horses, nutritional physiology plays a decisive role. Intensive meadow management is essential to reflect this, as horses are steppe-dwelling animals and therefore plant-eaters. Grass-rich mixed meadows containing a wide variety of species ensure a balanced
diet. Grazing and hay-producing areas must be checked regularly in this respect.
It is important to examine the species composition (proportions) and any gaps in cover.
However, the success of partial or complete resowing with high-quality seed mixtures depends in large part on technical factors. Fertiliser application, management and horse population density must be appropriate for the intensity of use.