Hay is going to be very hard to come by this winter- the price is already out the roof! I'm trying to stock up while I can; Luckily I have an uncle that bales pretty nice hay, that he loves to give to his favorite niece
My question is: Supplemented with alfalfa or timothy (I saw timothy at TSC, is this OK to feed to horses??) pellets, can I make my hay last a bit longer? I know the important thing is to keep roughage in their bellies, so that they don't go a moment without some sort of hay/grass in their sytems.
What I mean is, if I maybe up my feed a lb or so, then add alfalfa/timothy pellets can I keep weight on well enough to feed less hay?
Would I need to feed the pellets 3x a day? I feed morning and night normally, but could probably feed mid day if I had to.
Would it require so much pellet-ing that it wouldn't be worth it? Of course I would feed hay still, just trying to make it last longer :)