is mostly alfalfa hay ok for a draft?

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is mostly alfalfa hay ok for a draft?

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    09-09-2010, 03:56 PM
is mostly alfalfa hay ok for a draft?

I have a 2 yr old percheron/canadianX and I'm looking at buying hay for the winter. The farmer I'm thinking about buying from has hay that would be the second cut and appears to be mostly alfalfa, the rest appears to be a grass mix (not sure exactly, I'm not much of a hay coniseur although I wish I was). Is all this alfalfa going to be too much protein for him?

By the way he's a pleasure/trail horse, so nothing competitive or anything.
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    09-09-2010, 09:32 PM
Green Broke
My vet always recommended grass hay with minimal alfalfa. He said mostly alfalfa was not good.
    09-09-2010, 10:29 PM
I might have to do some shopping.
    09-09-2010, 10:39 PM
Green Broke
Love the avatar!
    09-09-2010, 10:48 PM
Thanks, you're the first to comment on it. I guess I should post more pics in the draft
    09-09-2010, 10:50 PM
Green Broke
Uh definitely!
    09-09-2010, 10:54 PM
Lol. Let me see what I can do. I work with him alone alot so I don't have the best pics but I'll try
    09-09-2010, 10:55 PM
Green Broke
I have the same problem, so I often get some weird pics! But weird is okay too!
    09-09-2010, 11:03 PM
Pretty much any horse pic is a good pic.
    09-09-2010, 11:18 PM

Here's one, I'll send some more, I'm a little computer

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