Alfalfa, just a little, hasn't seemed to make my horses any hotter, and my husband's TBxArab was HIGH AS A KITE on sweet feed... I would buy a bag and try it. Pellets aren't very expensive and easy to find. Or look for alfalfa/bermuda mixed pellets. Hay pellets are a very safe and easy way to get more calories and nutrition into a horse's diet without adding sweet feed or other high energy feeds.
For weight gain, feed 3-5 lbs of the pellets, or 1-2 scoops (2qt scoops) per feeding.
For maintenance, my horses get shredded/chopped pre-bloom alfalfa hay. I feed them 1-2 scoops a day. It's a lot lighter than the pellets though, it comes out to about 1-1.5 lbs a day. That along with 1lb of oats and a vitamin supplement has keep the gelding at a good weight. Since you feed the enrich, you wouldn't need the oats, just the added 1-2 lbs of alfalfa.
Last edited by luvs2ride1979; 12-18-2008 at 02:53 PM.