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SoDak
Reg. Jan 2013
Posted 2019-06-11 9:58 AM
Subject: Preferred Hay


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For grass only hay, what is your preferred grass to cut? Crested wheat, brome grass, timothy, etc? TIA

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Go Lucky Dun
Reg. Jan 2019
Posted 2019-06-11 12:10 PM
Subject: RE: Preferred Hay



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My favorite is Orchard Grass/Alfalfa. But for a grass only, Orchard Grass or a good Bermuda. Preferably 2nd cutting.

I have yet to have a horse like Timothy. Not matter when it was cut. I don't see why people think it's the "horse" hay. 

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lonely va barrelxr
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2019-06-11 12:49 PM
Subject: RE: Preferred Hay



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My main hay is high quality alfalfa. I prefer timothy to compliment the alfalfa. Not as much of a kick as some other grass hay so I can feed a bit more to keep the horses munching longer.

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Barnmom
Reg. May 2006
Posted 2019-06-11 6:22 PM
Subject: RE: Preferred Hay



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Go Lucky Dun - 2019-06-11 12:10 PM


My favorite is Orchard Grass/Alfalfa. But for a grass only, Orchard Grass or a good Bermuda. Preferably 2nd cutting.


I have yet to have a horse like Timothy. Not matter when it was cut. I don't see why people think it's the "horse" hay. 


I completely agree!  My husband is insisting on getting a truck of timothy and I am dead set on orchard, the orchard is cheaper!  I honestly don't think people really know the difference and they like timothy because it lasts longer, well DUH! the horses don't like it so they only eat it if they have to.

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barrelracinbroke
Reg. Jun 2004
Posted 2019-06-11 8:51 PM
Subject: RE: Preferred Hay



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 In my area (SoCal), Teff grass and 2nd cutting Timothy. I won't feed the bermuda we have in here (not the same as the coastal bermuda in the midwest)

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GLP
Reg. Oct 2013
Posted 2019-06-11 10:06 PM
Subject: RE: Preferred Hay


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Barnmom - 2019-06-11 6:22 PM


Go Lucky Dun - 2019-06-11 12:10 PM


My favorite is Orchard Grass/Alfalfa. But for a grass only, Orchard Grass or a good Bermuda. Preferably 2nd cutting.


I have yet to have a horse like Timothy. Not matter when it was cut. I don't see why people think it's the "horse" hay. 



I completely agree!  My husband is insisting on getting a truck of timothy and I am dead set on orchard, the orchard is cheaper!  I honestly don't think people really know the difference and they like timothy because it lasts longer, well DUH! the horses don't like it so they only eat it if they have to.


When I was researching hay during a really bad drought, I read that orchard grass hay had a higher sugar content than Timothy and that was one reason horses seem to prefer it over timothy. 

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