Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Hmmm...where I live, an 80 lb bale of bermuda hay & an 80 lb sack of (little) pellets costs the same amount. Right now, 2 of 3 feedings my horses get each day are pellets. The pellets are higher quality than the hay I can buy right now. From what I've seen, they seem at least as content with a feeding of pellets as they do of hay. I usually feed the hay in the evenings, when the wind dies down and it gives them something that takes a long time to eat. But breakfast & lunch are pellets...
The guy at the feed store told me his horses hadn't seen hay in so long that they didn't know what it looked like. Somehow that just doesn't seem right, but my horses seem fine with 2 of 3 feedings daily being pellets. It was 1 of 3 a month ago, but since upping the pellets their poop seems better and their coats look better. Still, I can't bring myself to try all pellets for their diet.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)