I have an Arab with COPD, so he has to be taken off of hay.
We're experimenting with alfalfa/timothy mix cubes right now.
I've been soaking them because I've heard that it can be dangerous to feed them dry, but he absolutely will not touch them wet!
He likes them dry, but we've tried everything from molasses to grain, and he just won't eat them when they're soaked.
I was thinking about feeding them dry, but I've heard people say that horses can choke on them, or they can even cause colic. Is this true?
Also, I know he'd probably eat alfalfa pellets, but I read that they lack the long-stemmed fiber necessary for a healthy digestive system.
If I gave him one flake of soaked hay a day, would that make up for the lack of fiber, or would it still be unhealthy?
So many questions! Hope someone can help