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A friend of mine seemed very happy with it, said it was soft and lasted her horses longer so I tried two bales for fun, not planning on switching over as I love my hay... anyways tried and all 11 of my horses declined this. Literally, one of my mares was picking some muddy pee'd on left over round bale mess over a few flakes of this hay. I have never seen a hay they all together wont touch. Another couple of mares walked over, smelled it, pushed it around and waddled back over to the fence by the house to yell at me and make sure I got them "there hay" they wouldn't even try it. Its still in there, un-touched, three days later (I'm feeding them our hay now but its funny they wont even snack on this stuff) In fact they've gone as far as to not eat my hay if its sitting on or two near this hay? I guess it would last me a really long time to... Mine wouldn't even touch it :lol:

Here is a handful of our hay on the left and a handful of this other hay on the right.


I tried to get two close ups of just the other hay, the camera kept blurring so this is the best I could do.



I'd be quite interested to know if anyone knows what it is? Its very soft and wispy.
 

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Its softer, but lighter. Its a sage green color. In the photos of the two compared side by side they are similar sized handfuls but the one on the right you can see the ground threw. Its un-usually wispy IMO and there isn't much for stalks, its all that fluffy stuff like the last photo shows.

I keep looking up hay types and can't find anything that reminds me of it. The way the horses acted with it they already put there vote in as "weeds" lol.
 

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umm im not sure what kind of hay it is, but i dont blame your horses for not wanting to eat it. It looks like weads wiht a little bit of grass or soemthing, just does not look nummy (if i were a horse lol)
 

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Doesnt really look like anything in particular. Over here you can get "grass hay" sometimes which is just cut from regular pastures, maybe thats it?
 

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Wouldn't the people you bought the hay from be able to tell you what type it is supposed to be?

My friend gave me to bales to try, she thinks its great but has no clue what it is either.

I will agree, I think its weeds with a little un-planed grass in there.
 

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Take your lead from your horses, if they don't want it, don't give it to them.
 

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The farmers down the round cut and bale the pasture infront of the barn. I doubt they seed it. They just cut the weeds, dry them and roll them into round bales.
 

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It might be teff grass. If that's the case, then it's usually hit or miss with horses. My girl used to be on it but even though she is a major piggy, she didn't like it much and would only pick at it throughout the day.
 

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I'm not giving it to them. I was just sampling a couple bales and wondered what the heck it was as my original post said, I've never encountered a hay they all together wont eat. And I'm not planning to switch off my hay, I love it, they love it. Just curious :)
 

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Wouldn't the people you bought the hay from be able to tell you what type it is supposed to be?

My friend gave me to bales to try, she thinks its great but has no clue what it is either.

I will agree, I think its weeds with a little un-planed grass in there.
Not to belabor the point, but can't your friend ask the people she buys it from? I guess I'm having a hard time imagining shelling out a bunch of money for hay and not having at least some idea of what it is supposed to be.
 

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You would think, however she asked in a round about way and the only answer she got was "I buy seeds out of state"
She bought it any way. Not sure why as I'd like to know before buying a load. As my husband told me before I posted here "Theres your answer, its 'out of the state of Michigan' seeds for weeds and weird grass that horses wont eat"
 
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