My family has had horses for 40+ years. Granted I am only 24 years old, and have not had to deal with heaves, we bale our own hay, because we cannot afford to buy ours. Our field is an alfalfa grass mix, and at times can get a bit dusty. Especially with my dad's luck with weather, as in, no matter when he cuts, it ALWAYS rains.
Anyway...sorry about the rant, but the point I wanted to get to was that my barn owner, and friend, who has dealt with a heavy horse for many many years, swears by the not to feed round bales to horses in this condition. I am not saying round bales are bad, just not the best idea for heavy horses.
She has not had to give her boy a steroid shot in 3-4 years! So, she is doing something right.
~The Almighty put hoofs on wind, and a bridle on lightning, He then called it horse.~
Last edited by draftgrl; 01-18-2012 at 11:54 AM.