I have a 16hh Clydesdale X and a 12hh year-long filly who live out, rugless, on 3 and a quarter acres. The grass is growing well but their preferred eating areas are short. I have a pen where I have stored hay over winter which has a bit of grass, so I know the grass is growing well... it's about 4+" at the mo. Plus the patches where they poo are starting to get overgrown and tufty again already. I've now run out of hay and am loathe to have another round bale delivered because when my gelding decides grass is best, he'll stop eating hay, just like that and I don't want it sitting there all summer, I need to lift the pallets and clear up the area over summer. I'm of the opinion that the grass is obviously growing so they don't need hay any more..... but in the last week, the number of poos they do has dropped off dramatically. (I'm a saddo who counts so that I know they're getting enough too eat). This could be because spring grass is less fibrous than hay.... but I'm still worried that they're not getting enough to eat! Also, at this time of year, I don't want them to be too fat, with a summer of good grass ahead of them. Has anyone else's horse's poo count dropped? Should I continue to supplement hay? They both seem very happy.