I'd like info on types of grass hay that is good for horses. I have access to
low cost Fescue, or a combination of oats and rye grass. Is either of these
choices acceptable for horses? Or should I look for something else. This
will be in addition to alfalfa as explained below.
I have a gelding that I have always fed 100% alfalfa plus whatever he gets
from the pasture. He is very healthy. Could stand to gain a few pounds.
He is now 7 years old.
Late last winter I acquired a second gelding (now a 4 year old) that I also
fed 100% alfalfa. Again, per the vet, both are VERY healthy.
My problem is budget. These guys compete with each other and end up eating
four times what either ate when alone. I'm considering giving a mix of hay
and alfalfa next winter. Alfalfa for calories and grass hay so they have
something to do.