Around here, a large bag (not sure of exact poundage, but pretty big) of alfalfa cubes is 4.50 a pop, so not that much of a difference from a bale. We are going to talk to her in person tomorrow morning in any event, so I'll update here when I know what is going to happen. Lilly will not be staying there if the boarder will continue to be foolishly obstinate about this. In fact her vet came out to float a mare's teeth while we were there and basically told her off for not feeding hay...but from what I've witnessed I don't think that's going to change her mind any. I do think her horses eat their own waste as part of boredom, because they have nothing to chew aside from healthy treats between 5:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Lilly is approx. 950 lbs as of her last weigh-in a little less than a week ago (she's 14.3 hh). For the time being I am going to keep her on her previous owner's program of primarily feeding hay along with the cubes, and I will begin to introduce ACV and eventually flax seed to the mix...I hope M doesn't have an issue with this, either. Her modern-day chubbiness is a direct result of too little excersise, and I'll adjust the rations with the vet's advice if she continues to put on weight or starts loosing too much as we begin working out more.
Oh yeah, she'll definitely get her hay...I'm not giving her another feed or grain of any sort. My mind's set on this now. She's my horse, I'm responsible for her, and M can't impose her own ways upon me. Like I said if she refuses we will have to put Lilly through another move.
Ach. So much stress and worrying already and I've been an official horseowner for all of two days.
Last edited by Cheshire; 11-17-2009 at 12:09 AM.