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is mostly alfalfa hay ok for a draft?

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    09-10-2010, 12:20 AM
Just the typical head shot
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    09-10-2010, 04:13 AM
Green Broke
He's a nice looking horse!
    09-10-2010, 10:20 AM
    09-10-2010, 10:28 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, 01:06 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, 01:11 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, 09:46 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, 10:07 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, 11:46 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.
    09-11-2010, 12:56 AM
Green Broke
Very cool! Good luck!

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