A beautiful green pasture with firm sod and enough grass to graze your horse daily is precisely what every horse keeper wishes for. Unfortunately, many horses graze on bare pastures or pastures with grass intended for cows. This can lead to various health problems. That is why Barenbrug has developed Horse Master®.
Enough grass for grazing
Having enough grass and a firm sod are important for daily grazing. This gives you a good supply of grass for your horse and prevents injuries during sprints on a bare meadow. The grasses in Horse Master® are unique due to their low growing points. This leads to the grass regrowing and spreading quickly after grazing. The resulting firm sod produces grass abundantly. With Horse Master® you can safely let your horse enjoy daily grazing.
Prevent sand colic
Your horse grazes with its teeth very close to the roots. This results in the animal easily pulling out grasses that are not firmly anchored to the ground, causing bare spots. These bare spots can
cause your horse to ingest too much sandy soil while grazing, and thus a risk of sand colic. Horse Master®’s sturdy sod prevents your horse ingesting too much sand.
The most palatable grass for your horse
The palatability and quality of the horse pasture is determined by the grasses sown on it. Horse Master® is composed of tasty and high-quality grasses such as Perennial ryegrass, Timothy, Kentucky bluegrass and Chewing fescue. Weed grasses, such as Rough-stalked meadow-grass, Annual bluegrass and couch grass , however, grow everywhere and have a negative effect on the quality of the meadow and the palatability of the grass. Horse Master®'s firm sod prevents weeds and unwanted grasses becoming established.
Low risk of laminitis due to low fructan content
Grasses produce fructan in the spring when there are many hours of sunshine combined with cold nights. Fructan is a carbohydrate (a type of sugar) that is poorly processed by horse intestines. Horses that consume too much fructan have an increased risk of laminitis. The grass varieties in Horse Master® are selected for a low fructan content, they and contain at least 50 % less fructan than standard grasses.