Has anybody had experience switching their horse (who has eaten timothy all their life) to Coastal Bermuda Hay? I'm taking my horse to Alabama with me for college. We currently live in Virginia. She has been in this general area all her life and has only eaten Timothy. I was told by my vet that most southern states feed coastal bermuda hay. I was also told she can get impacted to the point of surgery if she isn't gently switched over. Has anybody done this before? Any tips/suggestions?
I was thinking about spreading it over a months time. Maybe doing something like this:
First week- 1/6 coastal 5/6 timothy
Second- 1/4 coastal 3/4 timothy
Third- 1/2 coastal 1/2 timothy
Fourth- 3/4 coastal 1/4 timothy
Fifth- 100% coastal
Is that to quick of a transition?