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 long should it take to transition my horses from winter hay to pasture grazing in spring?
Keep in mind that going from dry hay and grain to lush, green pasture is a drastic change in a horse’s diet and may increase the risk of founder or colic. Horses that haven’t had green grass should only be allowed to graze for an hour or two at first, then gradually increase grazing time by an hour every couple of days until the horse is out full time. It is also a good idea for horses to have eaten dry hay prior to turnout so they are not overly hungry.