Picky Horses Won't Eat Grass Hay - Help!
I need some advice. My horses (2 of them) have been getting the best of the best when it comes to their hay. We were buying an alfalfa/timothy mix that was very good but also very expensive and because it was delivered it was an extra $75 delivery fee. This weekend, we got hay from the barn that I used to board them at and he said he had some hay he could sell to us for cheaper. It is just regular grass hay, but its the same hay they had almost their entire lives. When I gave them the grass hay this morning, they wouldn't eat it!! I am so furious I don't know what to do. They've never done this before, not to mention it's the same stuff they ate for YEARS. Obviously it is because they want their expensive alfalfa, but its $8 a bale, which is rather expensive and we wanted to cut costs a little bit. This hay isn't bad by any means. I was told it might be a little dusty, but he promised me it wasn't moldy and I believe him because it smells fine. Should I just wait for them to get hungry to eat it? We bought 43 bales so I hate to have to take it back because they are being prisses. Ugh. They are outside of their stalls picking at acorns and dead leaves instead of eating their hay which makes me so mad. Any suggestions??
Mommy to Minnie, Lilly, and Tanner.