Originally Posted by lwphillips70
We would be changing from an alfalfa hay to a lesser hay. That was one reason we almost didn't get her because the previous owners wanted her to stay on that hay and we may not have been able to get her if we didn't keep her on it and my daughter had connected so well with her that I had to agree.
She's your horse now. Her former owner has squat to say about what hay she gets.
Going from alfalfa to a less rich hay can be accomplished in a day. I'm happy that you've taken the horse's health into consideration, but really, she'll be fine if you switch her hay.
She'll be much happier in a herd situation, being a herd animal. I say put her in with the general population. You'll all be much happier.