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Is it Possible That Alfalfa Can Make a Horse Hyper?

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  • Is a horse more hyper on alfalfa hay
  • Arabian alfalfa hyper

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    02-08-2009, 04:01 PM
About any horse I have seen on Purina Senior even at super low levels has been alittle goofy ... LOL I have never seen one that low though
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    02-08-2009, 10:25 PM
wow I had no idea that alfalfa hay could get a horse hyper.. I have just moved my newly brought Arabian mare to a new place and she is on alfalfa hay right now. She has only been there for 2 days I can't tell you if it makes her hyper or not, would anybody say that it would be more likely to make an Arabian mare hyper?
She was on oat hay before I bought her and was fine on that
    02-08-2009, 11:32 PM
Jemma, how much will she be getting per day?
    02-09-2009, 12:32 AM
She gets fed one square of alfalfa in the morning and one at night
    02-09-2009, 08:58 AM
I'm not an expert, but I wouldn't think that amount would be any problem. My horse had his nose in alfalfa 24/7 for a month , hence the nut case behavior!
    02-09-2009, 11:11 AM
Some horses it is and some it isn't
And sometimes once a reaction starts all the offending item must be removed .. not enough to cause a reaction but just enough to keep one going

But I do agree the hay was most likely the culprit LOL
    02-09-2009, 11:29 AM
This is interesting... im glad to know this now tho. I use to feed my QH alfalfa and they stayed layed back. However it drives Apollo up the wall (my mustang), Also I have been feeding my girlfriends saddle horses some the past few weeks and the one I rode last night acted abnormal for him.
    02-09-2009, 02:28 PM
This was such an interesting thread. Thanks mojo7777 I will watch her for a couple of weeks once she has settled in and see if she is a little bit more hyper then she was before I moved her and if she is a I will try her on the oats again which she was on before I moved her.

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