Meadows are good for a horse. Grazing is ultimately their natural way of food intake. You do not make your horse so happy as with a meadow full of healthy grass. Through grazing, he moves and that has a positive effect on his digestion. Horses walking day and night in the meadow eat about 16 hours a day and sleep from an hour to eight. In the pasture, it is important, as in the stable, that there is contact with other horses. Social contact provides a contribution to the well-being of the horse.
Benefits of grazing
The horse gets a lot more movement when it comes to grazing, which promotes blood circulation and metabolism. By grazing, the horses are free to show their natural behavior. This is one of the five freedoms of Brambell. This means that it promotes the well-being of the horse. Here is also the social contact with other horses. Horses are cuddle animals and it is therefore important that horses stand with more horses on a meadow
The horse can eat all the time while outside. It is important for a horse to fill the stomach continuously. The gastrointestinal tract is set to process small amounts of fiber-rich food throughout the day
Grazing can prevent stress and stool vices.
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