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    Default Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    Hi,

    As some of you may know (or not) my mare can not go out in the fields whilst the ground is so wet and muddy, due to the work that she has had done to her foot.
    She is happy in her stable, and concrete pen with hay, but was thinking about giving her Readi-Grass during the day just to vary her diet. I feel bad as she hasn't really had ANY grass for 2 wks, now, just hay, and there are no grassy area's around the yard that I could stand with her whilst she has a munch.

    Just wondered if anyone has used Readi-Grass, and if its a good form of forage to feed?

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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    a few people feed it at our yard for their horses which are not such good doers. They alll swear it is good stuff.

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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    I find the chop too variable, and when it is coarser my old girl won't eat it. I prefer Badminton Ultra Grass, cheaper too!
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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    I couldn't get Readi-Grass when I first wanted to and was sold Graze-On, instead. Think it's pretty much the same - and maybe a tad cheaper? I was really pleased with it. Took the horses a few days to adjust to the taste but once accepted it was readily eaten. I liked it alot and the horses looked great.

    It's very light so a little goes a long way, so it's a good fibre feed to keep the horse occupied.

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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    I prefer Graze-on as its not so dusty and my mare as COPD. I also feed grass nuts, which you soak like sugar beet and either mix it in their feeds or just mix it with some chaff for them to munch on.

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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    I prefer grass nuts, too. A friend was feeding ready-grass and found it very prickly and dusty. She ended up soaking it like beet.
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    I love it! It worked really well for my skinny old man. It is really good for getting some weight on in winter but the only snag is some horses don't seem to like it. One of mine loves it....the other won't touch it!


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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    Only thing I would point out about Readi Grass is that remember that it's essentially dried spring grass - so it has quite a high energy level. If you would be cautious about your horse eating spring grass e.g. laminitic, ties up etc. then remember that that's what Readi Grass is. On a personal note - I adore the smell!

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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    My mare likes it. I used it like you're suggesting, as something different in the stable to nibble on in passing. All our neds like it, but don't give it to a laminitic!

    It is a tad dusty to be sure, and make sure you open the bag along the long side (where the dotted line is) - if you open it at the top of the short side it takes forever to pull it out!

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    Default Re: Readi-Grass - Any good? Pro's & Con's?

    Non of mine would eat it
    Use soaked Graze On grass pellets mixed with Speedibeet
    Ask to try a handful but you may be better leaving a bucketful of Hi Fi Lite or similar if lami is a risk
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