Whether it is because the economy sucks or your area has had a “bad weather” year, hay for horses can be in short supply, especially during the winter. If the winter ahead looks bleak in terms of hay, consider these other options:
– alfalfa cubes
– chopped alfalfa
– Ontario timothy/orchard grass balance cubes
– timothy/orchard grass chopped hay
– beet pulp
– wheat bran
None of these can completely replace hay for horses as a main source of food, since horses always need a source of long-stem forage, but these options can help relieve any shortage you might be experiencing with your hay supply.
Read the pros and cons of each of these food sources, as well as how to feed each type in the full article:
Alternatives to Hay for Horses
Horse Nutrition: Pros and cons of Alfalfa as a horse feed
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