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post #11 of 14 Old 10-07-2011, 09:32 AM
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If I could find timothy cubes, I would feed them to our sickly one. He would get more good chewing on the cubes than the pellets he's currently on.

One good note, though - we found another source of hay! Horse farmer ran into hubby and gave him the number to his hay guy. Orchard grass/brome (-0- alfalfa!) 1100 pound bales for $100. No crap, not right of way hay. Still pretty pricey compared to previous years, but we've pretty much given up on our hay field this year...and maybe even next year if we don't get enough precipitation this winter.

I hope this guy has enough for us to use this winter - but if not, there's always the feed store, I guess!

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Yep.. I think cubes are great! And get a slow feeder hay net!! I LOVE THEM, this is the one i use Freedom Feeder - Small Mesh Hay Nets but dover sells some that are like a regular one (like hang from the ceiling) but with small holes, but I would be worried of my horse's leg getting stuck in the string you use to tie to the wall/ceiling (because you can/should put them down low as they cant get a hoof stuck in them, and its more natural for them). Good luck!

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Idlepastures, I use the hay nets. They should be called hay stretchers. They last longer if they hang. Horses pawing at them soon break the strands. My nets hold about 3 flakes of hay each. This will last a horse from 5pm until early morning, or the two pigs will devour an entire bale. The nets cause the horse to eat more slowly which also improves digestion. Remember, the faster it goes in....... If you decide to feed pellets, the problem arises again of too fast in, too fast out. A better way to feed pellets is to scatter them over the largest surface possible, ie a 4'x8' sheet of plywood with high enough sides that the horses can't get their feet in. This way the horse nibbles the pellets rather than stuff his cheeks. This works for two horses as long as it's set away from a fence or wall. Years of observation have taught me a thing or two.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-09-2011, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the feed back. Apologize for my lack of responses (I've been really sick.)

I went with two hay bags for now. Seems to slow them down a bit. Hondo is slightly effected, where as Levi is much more slow. I am considering still adding in grass pellets into their feed for extra, but it will have to wait till payday lol. Hopefully next summer won't be this bad on hay :(

I also like the area of scattering the grass pellets, saddlebag. I think I will have husband rig me up something for each pen. Thanks :)
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