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  • What if my horse doesn't like haystretcher

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    03-05-2014, 12:11 PM
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Loose Hay vs Cubes/Pellets advice please

I'm moving my horse and the only places I've found feed 20 lbs alfalfa cubes and that's it.


My horse is on 3 flake grass 1 flake alf and doesn't do well if I feed him straight alf hay.

The barns say that they cubes are different quality and thus are easier for the horse to eat than alf hay. The cubes also have a binder in them.

If I move my horse here will he be okay?
He has never had a cube diet, he is older, 19-20, I just want him to have the best quality of life and am not sure if I am over reacting to the alf cubes thing or if it really is the cheapest feed out there for a reason....

He would be in a pasture with other horses and thus I couldn't too easily feed just him what I'd like to.

Thanks
     
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    03-06-2014, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Filou    
I'm moving my horse and the only places I've found feed 20 lbs alfalfa cubes and that's it.


My horse is on 3 flake grass 1 flake alf and doesn't do well if I feed him straight alf hay.

The barns say that they cubes are different quality and thus are easier for the horse to eat than alf hay. The cubes also have a binder in them.

If I move my horse here will he be okay?
He has never had a cube diet, he is older, 19-20, I just want him to have the best quality of life and am not sure if I am over reacting to the alf cubes thing or if it really is the cheapest feed out there for a reason....

He would be in a pasture with other horses and thus I couldn't too easily feed just him what I'd like to.

Thanks
what exactly do you mean your horse doesn't do well with alfalfa?

Also, as a horse owner who has had a horse with a bladder stone, caused by access calcium (there's more to the story but this isn't the place to explain), I am very concerned by the "they only feed alfalfa". Calcium has to be balanced carefully, and alfalfa is extremely high in calcium. Should your horse end up getting a bladder stone, the surgery ranges from $5k to $25k.

Can you give more info on what your horse's current living experience and diet are vs what your horse will be going to? Help see the whole picture.
     
    03-06-2014, 05:29 PM
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I must say it worries me too - not sure what they even mean - are they like hay stretcher pellets (those things are awful) or are they just normal pellets?
If they can't get anything else maybe they could offer a mix of grass pellets and Alfalfa and feed them soaked if your horse is going to struggle to chew them
If they can't get hay surely they can get chopped forage?
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