Alfalfa hay for older horses-any reason to avoid it?
My horse has been on first cut timothy/ grass mix for the last few years, but I have been having trouble finding a really nice first cut. I found some beautiful second cut grass/alfalfa hay that he loves.
He is a 20 year old OTTB. No indication of Cushings. Is there any reason to avoid alfalfa with an older horse? He has been getting about a quart of soaked alafalfa cubes each evening for the past few years, but not alfalfa hay.
I got a few bales, and I have been transitioning REALLY slowly. 1 week 1/3 new 2/3 old, 2nd week 1/2 and 1/2, and third week 1/3 old, 2/3 new.