January 28, 2022

Feeding My Horses

It will take time for my new Friesian horses, Hylke and Geert, to fully acclimate to life at my Bedford, New York farm - it's a different country with a different language, a different climate, and of course, different food and water, but so far these handsome steeds are doing excellently.

Hay is an important part of every horse's diet, and my Friesians, Fell pony, and donkeys depend on me to provide them with the best quality hay possible. When I moved here, I designated three separate areas as hayfields and planted them with a mixture of timothy, orchard grass, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and clovers - all great for producing good quality hay. We cut and bale our hay in the summer and it lasts most of the year. I'm happy to report, both Hylke and Geert liked it right away - it's a great start to a smooth transition.

Enjoy these photos.