My mare is out on pasture 24-7. I live in FL & the grass in my pasture (7 acres) is pretty rich throughout the whole year.
I am going to a show April 24th. I'll be getting there Friday night, getting her in her stall, waking up & competing, then going home Saturday afternoon.
Because she is going to be in the stall, she needs hay. Well, I never buy hay. Don't know what kind is the best, don't know how much to feed, etc.
What do you recommend I do for my mare? Should I start buying a rich kind of hay now, feed a little to her each day, & slowly downgrade to a little cheaper kind? That way her system will be used to it by the time I get her cooped up in a stall for one night?
Is it bad to just give it to my mare immediatly when I get there or should I slowly help her system get used to it?