Horse Hay Statistics


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

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for the information! I’ve been trying to figure out what I should add to my horses’ diet. I have several older horses that aren’t getting enough nutrients, so it seems like feeding them hay isn’t enough anymore. The information about feeding horses grass hay and alfalfa hay was really helpful. It’s interesting that they both have to be bought in separate bundles. Why is it best to avoid the grass hay and alfalfa hay mixing together? It seems like it should be fine if the alfalfa hay has a little bit of grass hay in the mix for the horses to eat.

  2. Your comment about storing the hay, is great. Why would you buy more alfalfa cubes than you can store, safely away from the elements. That is a great piece of advice. Thanks for sharing your comments and information.

  3. Nick Mallory says:

    My in-laws are getting horses soon, and since I grew up near farms I’m helping them out. I appreciate your detailed information on feed; I feel much more confident now. I really like that you pointed out how feeding multiple times a day might help the horses feel less bored. Thanks for your help!

  4. Anita Mas says:

    That’s good to know that a quality grass hay can meet a horse’s basic daily nutritional needs. I’m sure that they could use something different now and then, but this should be a good base. Making sure that they get the best nutrition is very important.

  5. Carolyn Browder says:

    I have a 22 yrs old, 13 yrs old n 9 yrs old, 22 yrs old isn’t an easy keeper, my 13 yrs old is somewhat hard, I tie my 2 older horses out to forage, how long should they stay out to eat ? Its hard to get n keep weight on my 22 yrs old 16hi QH gelding

    • Casie says:

      Hi Carolyn, I’m not sure what you mean by ’13 years old is somewhat hard’. Also, what do you mean you tie them out to forage? Are they not in a pasture? Having access to forage 24/7 is best for most horses and many will lose weight if they don’t eat enough quality forage.

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