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post #1 of 4 Old 09-12-2012, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Feeding Hay !????

I would like to get some of your guys's opinions on what the best hay diet is for a horse . The type of horse would be a 5 year old QH , moderate to sometimes hard riding, (Training in poles & barrels-and starting next week she will be learning to jump a little for something new) . She only gets grain after riding & not very much: more of a treat.

So , I would like to see what any of you would be feeding this horse ! (She's on alfalfa/rye right now , but is usually on alfalfa/orchard)

Thanks everybody !!!!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-12-2012, 11:30 PM
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What grazing is the horse on, and what condition is the horse in at the moment?

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-13-2012, 12:38 AM
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I believe that good quality is more impotant than the species of grass. The trick is to get the best quality hay you can afford.

There is a distinction between alfalfa and grass. Some horses can't have alfalfa due to photosensitivity, heaves, or energy. Some horses get hot on it, in my experience. On the other hand, horses that need to gain weight or are fighting ulcers benefit from it. I prefer a grass/alfalfa mix.

If he needs to gain or lose, I would adjust the amount of hay you feed.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-13-2012, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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No grazing , she's in good condition, great weight, and i am very picky about the quality of hay she gets :)
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