>> Thursday, June 18, 2009
Okay, here's what happened. I was having lunch with two horse friends today when I mentioned that Tango boy is putting on the pounds. I honestly believe my guy has gained 100 pounds since the grass turned green.
I was thinking out loud when I said, "I just don't get why horses gain weight when they eat grass since grass is a vegetable."
My two friends laughed out loud. They were really quite amused. "Grass is most certainly not a vegetable," they said. "It's something else."
"What else could it be?" I asked them. "Grass is green. It's like a big leafy salad. When I eat salads, I lose weight. Tango's gaining. His svelte figure is changing on a daily basis. Why?"
The conversation continued for awhile and by the end my friends laid out the challenge.
"Get the answer!" they said. "If you can prove grass is a vegetable then let us know."
So, here's the deal. Most of you know lots more than me about animal nutrition and horses in general. I need to know what you think. Your answers will be greatly appreciated and I'll consider every single one of them...even the ones that are totally made up. I might need a few of those just in case the debate with my friends gets serious. I like to be prepared to blow a little smoke. What fun is a debate without some creativity?
So.......IS GRASS A VEGETABLE???