Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fraser Valley, BC
Yes, I would also add alfalfa to what your horse is getting.
Typically, in "our" area (southern BC/WA) grass hays are high in sugar/low in protein (best way to find out is to ask your dealer if they get their hay tested). This high sugar/low protein hay is the opposite of what horses need. Alfalfa is a low sugar protein boost, so I wouldn't hesitate to add a flake or 2 every day (and that is a very small amount of alfalfa to give.
Your other option would be to switch to a timothy/alfalfa mix, then you only have to have 1 kind of hay. But regardless of what you feed, it is good to get an analysis of it...and dealers should have that available to their clients, that's why we pay them the big bucks!!