Alfalfa Hay mix for overweight horse?
Hey guys, quick question, I have a rather overweight horse, I've owned him for a little over a month, and he HAS lost weight so far just on monitoring pasture time. I am at the point now where I have to start feeding hay, so I'm just wondering what the right options would be to aid in further weight loss -
Anyway, My neighbor currently stores his round bales in one of our covered sheds, they are very good quality, 60% timothy & 40% Alfalfa mix. I have always heard that you shouldn't feed overweight horses alfalfa, though because these bales are VERY convenient, and I get a discounted price on them, if I could feed those it would be wonderful ( getting different hay IS possible, just thought I'd see if the hay I have would work before looking elsewhere)
Assuming you are feeding the correct amounts, combined with exercise, would feeding this hay be alright? Or would it just make his weight issues worse?
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