Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Alfalfa has a very high protein/sugar content and is used in the US primarily for performance horses. Besides the high cost, it is not recommended for the "backyard" or lightly used horse due to the energy it gives a horse. It is the equivalent of using very high octane fuel in a subcompact minivan.
It is typically not used as a sole diet for the average horse but may be used lightly in conjunction with Timothy, Fescue, etc.. A friend of mine who is a race horse trainer uses it for his horses that are in training but when they are on a recoup, he stops the Alfalfa.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 05-04-2009 at 08:15 AM.