I'd be interested in that info too, Annie. So far, our only "side-effect" to clover is massive drooling. When we go to put the bit in their mouths, it just pours out like they just took a big drink of water. Only happens in the spring, though.
Oh my! I just realized that you have your horses in with white clover and are not concerned about their being poisoned and ahven't had any be poisoned! Thank you! That is so good to know! (I really don't want to get rid of it as I know it will be good for when I have a cow )
I have 105 acres in pasture and hay fields and it is covered in white clover. sometimes it looks like a snow covered pasture.I have had as many as 13 head of horses on it. never had any problems. As Kim said. It will make them drool. I wouldn't worry about it. The 105 acres, most of it is leased. Wish I did own it
Sweet clover (yellow flowers) is a problem for horses - more so in hay than grazing it fresh. If it molds, and because of the thick woody stems, it's virtually impossible to keep it from molding in hay, it produces a toxin that destroys vitamin K in the body. Vit K is necessary for blood clotting and vascular health.
White clover is an excellent forage, and not a problem.
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I dont know what yellow sweet clover is. We have the white clover and the red clover. If your horses are in good shape and fed like they are suppose to be. They will pick through the roughest hay. Between A fulltime job and raiseing beef cattle 4 jersey nurse cows. I also stud out 3 Mammoth jackasses, to raise mules. I have seen people bring hay to feed their horses that I wouldn't use for bedding in my dog houses. But the horses were fat and good to go. some of the hay was white with mold. The horses will pick the good hay out.NOW if your horses are thin and hungry, they will dive right in on moldey hay and eat all of it. It will KILL them dead as a hammer.
I'm in Missouri and someone is wanting to sell me 70%white and red clover / 30% brome grass hay . Once they cut it (hopefully no rain) rake, dry and bale it in round bales it could be mine for a good price and easy to pickup location (1/4 mile from my house). What are the pros and cons to this for our horses? We feed about 13 horses/mules/ponies and in the past fed grass hay or a grass/alfalfa mix.
What do you think?
I've had a few very bad cow days, so talking horse right now is good.
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