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is mostly alfalfa hay ok for a draft?

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        09-09-2010, 11:20 PM
    Just the typical head shot
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        09-10-2010, 03:13 AM
    Green Broke
    He's a nice looking horse!
        09-10-2010, 09:20 AM
        09-10-2010, 09:28 AM
    Lovely pictures. I'm so glad Solon posted. She's always right on the money with draft advice. Personally, I only use straight alfalfa hay for treats. We use mixed grass for the bulk of our winter feed.
        09-10-2010, 12:06 PM
    Thanks guys. I've done some shopping and found some small square bales that are 20% alfalfa with grass. Does this sound a bit better? I'm considering this because the hay is $4.00 a bale.
        09-10-2010, 12:11 PM
    We feed mostly Alfalfa

    Only to the growing Trakhener in the barn, for everyone else it is just too much "high-octane" fuel.
        09-10-2010, 08:46 PM
    I've got my whole crew on grass hay, in part because it's not good for my draft or my fat pony :) The other two, a paint and a Hanoverian filly do just fine, in fact the filly is so much more sane off alfalfa!!
        09-10-2010, 09:07 PM
    You can feed mostly alfalfa hay, but not as much...about 2/3-3/4 of what you would feed a mostly grass hay...

        09-10-2010, 10:46 PM
    Ok .. so I found hay that is a timothy/grass mix with no alfalfa and its located closer and the price is comparitive. Geesh... horses and their

    Thanks y'all for your help.
        09-10-2010, 11:56 PM
    Green Broke
    Very cool! Good luck!

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