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    01-13-2009, 01:53 AM
Changing Forage

Yesterday I pick up a horse at auction, here in Colorado. He is from Iowa. I nomally just have my horses feeding on hay from around here. My question is, is there anything I should add in for him getting used to my local hay?
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    01-13-2009, 08:34 AM
What kind of hay are you feeding now? I would maybe stay away from feeding hay with alfalfa (or large amounts) in it. Good grass hay would be the best and just really keep an eye on him.
    01-13-2009, 05:37 PM
Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer    
what kind of hay are you feeding now? I would maybe stay away from feeding hay with alfalfa (or large amounts) in it. Good grass hay would be the best and just really keep an eye on him.

Yep, what Angel said. Not much you can really do since he's from "out of state" as it where.....LOL
    01-13-2009, 05:51 PM
I agree that grass hay would be a good option. If you are unsure of his previous diet, than alfalfa may be to rich for his system.
    01-13-2009, 05:58 PM
I agree with everyone, go with grass hay, stay away from high protein and rich hays like alfalfa for now since no one knows what he was eating previously.
    01-14-2009, 06:03 PM
Thank you for the help, he is right now been on just a grass hay, so he should be good to go.

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