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    01-08-2011, 04:50 AM
opinions on Lucerne hay!

Hey guys, this is probably already been asked before, but I can't seem to find it :( what is your opinion on lucerne hay? Does it make your horse hot and fizzy? What kind of hay do you feed your horse to stay calm :) thanks guys x
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    01-08-2011, 08:17 AM
The Americans call it alfalfa over there, do a search using alfalfa & there is a lot of talk about it on this forum.

I feed it about once a week, it is very high in protein & posphates I think from memory, but I mostly use oaten hay.
    01-08-2011, 08:43 AM
Thankyou :) and does oaten hay 'fizz up' your horses, or is that just a common myth?
    01-08-2011, 09:04 PM
Green Broke
I feed 1/4 flake of alfalfa 2x a day with 2 flakes of grass hay to my guys. I find it helps with their coats
And they like it as a treat.
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    01-09-2011, 01:08 AM
Originally Posted by Monique99    
thankyou :) and does oaten hay 'fizz up' your horses, or is that just a common myth?
I've never known a horse to fizz up on oaten, mine is on 24/7 turnout but in winter I just top up with oaten when there is no feed on the ground, & just a bit of lucerne for a treat (not necessary at all) IMO oaten is the best hay.
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    01-09-2011, 01:18 AM
Oh & it's potassium I meant not phosphates ooops
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    01-09-2011, 01:26 AM
Thankyou very much! I was just a bit confused as I went to a horse Feed place and they said that oaten hay will fizz up any horse and alfalfa (lucerne) will calm them down, Thank you for your opinion :)
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