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    12-20-2011, 03:35 PM
Bermuda or Fescue

My barrel horse mare is currently on hay and sweet mix. I got this hay from the pasture next door only because it was convenient, but she doesn't seem to like it all that much. I am looking to buy more, but this time go with Bermuda or Fescue which are both readily available in my area. Which has more nutritional value? Also should I start feeding her one flake of alfalfa in the spring for more energy when we race again?
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    12-21-2011, 02:11 AM
I would feed Bermuda hay I just like it a little better, and I would think it would be a little higher in nutrition, but there is no way to tell without a nutritional analysis, which you could do if you wanted to. I would wait into spring and decided whether your horse needs the energy boost after a few runs, but I wouldn't feed more than 5 lbs of Alfalfa.

Also, for future reference, please don't use flakes as a reference to how much to feed your horse, they vary in weight greatly.
    12-21-2011, 04:43 AM
The nutritional value of any type of hay can vary considerably depending on the quality. This article from the University of Kentucky has some good info about different hays.

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