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post #1 of 5 Old 04-04-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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hay stretchers

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So I'm hopefully moving to a new place to board. But its wooded pasture. And hay is scarce enough and expensive. I was hoping to add a hay stretcher to my horses grain and feed partial hay.

Anyone have yay's or neighs about it?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-04-2013, 09:54 PM
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I believe there is no substitute for good quality grass hay. I would give up everything else, and feed more hay.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-12-2013, 04:49 PM
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Beet pulp can be added to replace up to 40-50% forage
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-12-2013, 05:09 PM
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I believe there is no substitute for good quality grass hay. I would give up everything else, and feed more hay.
Agree. You'll just be asking for problems if you skimp on hay.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-12-2013, 05:12 PM
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Hay is by far the best.
If you want to add something by way of a feed then beet pulp which is soaked so is also providing moisture as well as being high fibre and hay stretcher pellets. I prefer the smaller pellets to the ones that look like large breakfast cereal shredded wheat things - they worried me that they could cause choking and didn't soak very well
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