I was down to one bale of hay and was planning to pick up some more after work today from my usual place when my Aunt told me that her boyfriend's dad had a full barn of alfalfa hay that they were looking to get rid of because they had sold all their cows. Best of all they said I could have however much I wanted, I just had to pick it up. Perfect! Especially since Rusty was already getting alfalfay cow hay. I arranged for my step-dad to pick some up for me and asked him to feed Rusty for me while he was there since I was working.
Well I get home to examine this hay to find that it is alfalfay-grassy-clovery hay instead of just alfalfa. The alfalfay-grassy part does not concern me but the clovery part sure does. I had a friend accidentally kill 3 of his 5 horses on clover hay (some sort of toxic mold). My Uncle used to feed his horses (including Rusty) a mostly clover hay without a problem but I am still nervous. He seems fine but I would love some opinions on whether or not this hay will be ok. It smells nice and isn't dusty at all.
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