Does anyone have any idea how many pounds of pasture grass a horse can eat (without a muzzle) either per hour or some other method of measuring. I have an article from Horse & Rider magazine dated December, 1998 where they state "a hungry horse will eat an average of 1-1/2 pounds of grass per hour." Just curious to see if anyone has any other information.
I would be interested in this also. My normally pasture boarded boy has been on stall rest for the past week. I've been hand-grazing him for about an hour and a half every morning (the rest of the day he's given hay.) Since I want to make sure he gets a good feed from the grazing, I've been trying to mentally calculate volume and weight of what he's grazing on, but I haven't come up with any exact numbers.