Chaffhaye for Horses: Review


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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7 Responses

  1. Beverly Hubbard says:

    I’ve been feeding Chaffhaye for a few years now. My herd loves it! Because of the fermentation process, it’s only @ 9% protein. I credit Chaffhaye with turning around one of the ottbs in my care. He had ulcers and just wouldn’t eat. Switching him to a balancer pellet mixed with Chaffhaye (and flaxseed and diatomaceous earth) did the trick. Calcium cancels out the sulfuric acid released during digestion, thus keeping the ulcers from flaring up. He’s put weight on, is a happy boy, and has even grown a tail! I love it for my elder mare, too, for the reasons Cassie stated. But not all horses like the taste, I’m fortunate mine do. It’s particularly useful for horses with metabolic issues such as PPID or Cushings. Talk to your vet about that.

  2. Holly says:

    My mare loves eating chaffhaye. What is the best way to balance the magnesium ratio? Is there a good natural source I can feed or would I need to feed magnesium oxide and how much? She gets coolstance coconut copra with it that is higher is phosphorus. I also give her a cup of ground flax a day. Thanks!

  3. Jody says:

    I was desperate to find something to feed my young horse who continued to colic, including after colic surgery. No ulcers involved, the final assessment was that his gut just has slow motility. My horses are out 24×7 with full barn access and protection.
    The Stop Colic! folks recommended Chaffhaye and it has been phenomenal. I feed it free choice and, along with some other management techniques, everyone is doing well. I have been making it available to all my horses for six years. You do have to get some horses used to it, and I remove the white yeast as my guys don’t like it (and it makes it smell more!). I used to air it out a few hours before feeding, but now I just put it out and they manage it themselves. I highly recommend Chaffhaye.

  4. Rebeckah Lynn says:

    Hi. I am concerned about the statement on the bag that says low sugar, but its alfalfa and molasses. Both contain high levels of sugar.

    • Casie says:

      Hi Rebeckah, My understanding is that fermented hay is actually lower in sugar than fresh hay. Alfalfa is actually fairly low in sugar, anyways. You might contact the company with your concerns though.

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