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    Default Topping long grass - how long to leave before horses can graze

    I'm having my field topped soon. My horses are fussy beggars so a significant portion of the field is long grass that they won't graze as it is (sort of halfway up to my knees).

    I'm concerned about how much will be left on top and it's too much to rake up really and I'm not sure when it will be safe for them to go on with the cut stuff?

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    Default Re: Topping long grass - how long to leave before horses can gra

    I always leave mine off at least a month after topping.

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    Default Re: Topping long grass - how long to leave before horses can gra

    I think it depends how thick and how green it is before you cut it and the weather. Its so hot that its fine its going to burn to nothing in a day or so, and they would rather eat the growing grass. If its thinker and greener, its going to take longer to dry out and in theory it could start to go mouldy or ferment, but if there is grass growing underneath they would rather eat that. Its only really a problem when there is nothing else to eat and the eat the drying grass and they are essentially eating green hay.
    I just leave it a couple of days.

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