Vining forage crops for horse?
- Fellow farmers,
Has anyone successfully experimented with vining forage crops that are
palatable to horses? Our large pony is now sharing our land with my garden
because my children need therapeutic riding. Of course the manure compost
comes in handy.
But since I have a small amount of land I wonder about animal forage systems
that are planned in 3 dimensions. Ideally my little pasture should be lined
with forage trees and shrubs, but until then, can anyone suggest
fast-growing vining plants that can be trellissed on my pasture fence? Has
anyone tried pole beans for this? I am looking for something that has
palatable leaves and fruits/. Please give the latin name if possible.
We live in a mediterranean climate here in Israel--it does not rain in the
summer or freeze in the winter. During the summer I can irrigate through
mulch if necessary.
Thanks in advance