Dry lot to dormant winter pasture
Just to preface I plan on discussing this with my vet, but was curious as to other opinions -
My gelding is coming home from boarding. He's always been on dry lot. He's prone to ulcers and has a history of gas colic. My pasture is mostly brown, dormant grass right now, with various patches of green that my other horses keep grazed down. I'd say it's 85% dormant.
I'm wavering on a grazing muzzle. My first thought is to use one, but not for as long as I would for spring/summer. My second thought is that it may cause stress and in turn digestive flare ups. I took about a month to acclimate my other two when they were introduced to pasture.
He will eventually be on turn out 24/7 with my other two, which I hope will help with the ulcers. He's currently been stalled all day and turned out at night.