Feeding alfalfa when hay is scarce?
I live in Michigan, where we have had absolutely no rain since memorial day weekend. Talking to our BO today and she is very worried about having enough hay for the boarders this winter. While she is stocking up as much as possible, hay is definitely at a premium. Not likely to get a second cutting this year. Anticipates having to ration hay this winter. I am thinking of stocking up on alfalfa cubes to supplement them for the winter. Since I have never had to worry about this before, can anyone give me any advice? How much alfalfa cubes or pellets would a horse need for a day? Would this be a good idea? My one boy is an easy keeper, the other gets thin quite fast. Is there any other way to keep weight on them.? I am anticipating that I will want to blanket them more..but am now a nervous wreck...I know the south went thru this last year...what did you all do to keep your guys fat and healthy?