Horse diet question?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

Horse diet question?

This is a discussion on Horse diet question? within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Alfalfa hay
  • Hay

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-11-2012, 07:09 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Horse diet question?

I recently got 12 bales of Canadian Hay, and the guy I bought it from says that it is alfalfa hay. I've been told that alfalfa is really bad for horses.
My 4-H leader claims that it is horrible for horses.

I'm Currently feeding my 850 pound 17 y/o Morgan 11oz of Blue Seal Vintage Sweet and Blue Sea trotter, and i'm Mixing about a half flake of the Alfalfa hay with regular 1st cut grass hay. I feed him this twice a day.

I also feed my 400 pound 18 y/o Shetland/welsh pony cross 5 ounces of the sweet fead and pellet mix, with a little less than a half a flake of the alfalfa.

Do you thing that's an appropriate diet for them?


Also my alfalfa hay looks like this -
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-11-2012, 11:02 PM
  #2
Started
Alfalfa is not horrible for horses... Although grass hay may be more nutritionally balanced, some Alfalfa in the diet is fine for horses. How much does each flake weigh? Flakes can weigh anywhere from 2-10 pounds, so I have no idea whether you are feeding 1 pounds or 5 pounds. When my horse is only being fed hay in winter (no pasture) I feed 5 pounds of Alfalfa and 15 pounds of grass hay.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diet of a foundered horse whitetrashwarmblood Horse Health 4 07-28-2012 09:46 PM
Mare and Foal Diet Question AnnaLover Horse Breeding 3 06-24-2011 11:34 AM
Fat horse. Diet. White Foot Horse Health 18 06-16-2009 01:22 AM
Help with Horse Diet gamehuntrr Horse Health 8 11-12-2008 11:32 PM
Horse Diet Luv 2 Ride Horse Health 10 10-05-2008 07:30 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0