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Should I Feed Cut Grass Clippings To Horses?

As the grass (finally) begins to grow the first thing that most people then do, is to cut it. The question for many horse owners though is should I feed the cuttings to my horse?

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Not all grass is equal (Image “Horizon Background Means Vibrant Nature Or Environment ” by Stuart Miles, freedigitalphotos.net)

I saw a recent reminder of the dangers of feeding grass cuttings to horses, from the Leinster Horse and Pony rescue centre on their Facebook page.

But what surprised me were the number of experienced horse owners who quickly replied that they fed grass cuttings and never had a problem with it.

So in this post I wanted to explore what were the risks  – and why is it that the standard advice usually given is not to feed them to horses.

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