I am considering switching my horses diets to alfalfa cubes or a combination of alfalfa cubes and hay. They are both young morgans, aged 2 years and 8 mos. Both are fairly new to me ( about 2 months). Their previous owner fed alfalfa exclusively, but it is not easy to get in my area and very expensive. The local hay is very low in nutritional value and particularly protein. I have tried feeding it with alfalfa and my horses won't touch it- they just spread it around and trample all over it, after picking through it to get the alfalfa. I don't want to buy more local hay if they are just going to waste it, and I am running very low on alfalfa. I have no experience with the cubes. How much do you feed? Do you have to soak them first, and for how long? Are they safe to feed to a weanling? Any info or advice would be very much appreciated.
BTW they are also fed Pro-Form Step 2 (for young horses) and a vitamin/mineral supplement twice daily.