Meadow: Information and tips
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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