We have a problem. Our current hay supplier is out of pure timothy. This last shipment was a field grass/timothy mix. And I KNOW from past experience, that the horses will NOT eat field grass/timothy mix. They are used to pure timothy and will not touch "grass hay".
It's lovely quality hay....great color and smell, but...it is GRASS hay...and they just don't "do" grass hay, be it field or orchard.
So, we are looking for any timothy dealers around here, but most sell grass hay....and feed it to their own horses.
But our weirdos wont eat grass hay....so here I sit thinking "they are going to starve themselves to death".....
Anyone had to switch their horse from one type of hay to another and had problems with the horses adjusting?
Do your horses eat field/orchard grass hay??
Beau used to eat grass hay when we first bought him, but then he was starved to a body score 2. He's fat now, and he feels like he can hold out and we will provide the "good" hay. Epona has never known hunger and is going to be a tough cookie when it comes to accepting this new grass hay.