Originally Posted by Clava
Here is a recent thread on alfalfa Phoenixhorse :: Log in
. Barefooters in the UK often feed linseed (flax), magnesium oxide, brewers yeast, salt and maybe extra copper or zinc depending upon forage analysis. Sometimes yea sacc instead of brewers yeast. These things you will see suggested a great deal on our forums and barefoot discussions.
I'll take a look at that thread.
The one thing that I have noticed from the bit of research I have done, is that the hay in the UK in general seems to have less minerals in it than ours does here. Not necessarily in all cases just something that I read.
Out here we have alot of people that feed just an alfalfa grass mix, or pure alfalfa. Obviously some people believe that alfalfa isn't good for a horse but with talking to different people, I am totally confident with continuing with my half and half mix. The key is to not feed the richest alfalfa as I believe that it would be way too much for a horse, would just go to waste.
But if the test shows that there is something missing, I will definitely be supplementing my girl.