FEATURED HORSE ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for your horses and return the happiness they bring you.
Information from Our Horse Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about horses.
How do I know that my pastures are providing adequate forage for my horses?
For shorter varieties of grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, pasture must grow 3 to 4 inches tall to provide adequate forage for horses. Taller grasses, including Coastal bermudagrass, should sustain a height of 6 to 8 inches. Stocking rates may be improved if pastures can be rotated. Grazing tall forage varieties down to 3 to 4 inches and shorter varieties to 2 inches in height, then rotating to another pasture for four weeks, can help maximize grazing potential of available acreage.