A way to grind/chop alfalfa stems?
My 28yo Thoroughbred is holding his own on a good diet - beet pulp, grain, rice bran, soaked alfalfa cubes, grass - whatever he can eat with his compromised teeth. I got some decent third cutting alfalfa, of which he can eat the leaves... but the stems are wasted because he just can't chew them.
Any suggestions on how I might efficiently and inexpensively chop/grind up the stems into tiny pieces (like the alfalfa cubes I buy)?
I have a little hand ax, but how/where I'd chop it up i don't know, and it would take forever.
Grinder? (have to be like an industrial one, or hand crank one)