I know transitioning a horse from grass hay to alfalfa should be done gradually, but exactly how gradually?
My one mare is turning out to be quite the hard keeper and I'm looking to add alfalfa to her diet in hopes of helping her gain weight. I'm looking to get up to about 50% alfalfa and 50% orchard, so just how gradually should this be done?
Also, is it better to feed her alfalfa in the morning and orchard at night (or the other way around) or is it better to give her a mix of both each time?
Forgive my ignorance but where I grew up on the east coast, alfalfa was not something was fed frequently unlike here on the west coast where its one of the most common choices.
Thanks in advance for the advice!