Need some ideas!
Very easy keeper Arab and "normal" QH together 24/7 turnout in drylot.
The only hay available and affordable is oat hay and alfalfa.
I have a slowfeeder barrel with slightly bigger net openings for the oat hay ( they can't get it out of the 2" holes, destroy the net out of frustration) and give the daily alfalfa flake in an extra tub.
The Arab is on the absolute minimum amount per weight of miniature horse feed. But he has figured out that there are oats falling out from the slowfeeder and happily chows down on it. Which makes him very lively at times, but he at least moves
I give the alfalfa for CA / Ph balance. And the ist hay is yellow, not green and obviously cut relatively late since oat grain is readily falling out of it.
They also leave the coarse stems of the oat hay, I weighted it for about two weeks. They waisted a good 30% , which I use for bedding in the run-in.
Question is, is there any way of offering it with less waist without having to portion the hay and loose the slow and always hay available effect?
Or is there a supplement/ ration balancer who can coubteract the high Ph in the oat hay so I can stop the alfalfa?
Any creative ideas are welcome
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