Maybe I should be more specific---Florida bermuda/coastal hay is junk. Just like our grass (where we have it) there's little nutrition to it. Our soil is actually sand, so pretty much everything has a tough time growing and if it does, its not very nice, unless you fertilize and chemically treat the heck out of it.
Totally forgot to ask, where in FL are you located devildog?
I'm actually in Tampa Bay, too.
Yea, there's no grass on the property except in one of the riding areas. I hand graze him for 30 min. when I can, but as I'm a boarder, and a home-school mom, I just don't have the time to give more than that.
I forgot to mention, he is on pelleted rice bran too. Um...1 1/2 quarts of that. His teeth are fine, but will actually be done next month...or later this month...I forget which.
Since there isn't any grass, what should I do then? Keep him stalled day w/ hay, turn out PM (when it's not so freaking hot and humid and less bugs)?
Should I cut the sweet feed totally? If so, how quickly? What do I feed instead? Can someone, or many someones, show me a sample menu of what and how I should be feeding this guy? I'm so utterly confused by all my readings at this point I'm beyond lost. LOL
Thanks for all the help!