Choosing the right hay is the key for nutritional health of your horse but it involves many things to consider. Hay is virtually a diet of every horse but all hays are not equal in nutritional values. How can you know which one is right for your particular horse? We must recommend the right kind of hay for your animal depending upon its type and environment in which it lives.
The horse is a natural athlete and it is strong, agile and swift. Performance horses require a lot of strength and energy while lesser amount of protein in order to maintain the body. We must suggest first cut timothy alfalfa hay for your performance horse. The combination of both kinds of hays results in palatable mixture that is your horse's favorite diet. Timothy is source of fiber while alfalfa fulfills the requirement of protein. The recommended taste range of mixture is 7 to 9% protein with Relative Feed Value (RFV) in 75 to 90 range and Neutral Detergent Fiber of around 60. The mixture comprises stemmy and fibrous part of plant which is most important component of horse diet. Second recommended hay is straight timothy hay that results in higher amount of fiber without protein.
Low dust bedding is best suited for performance horse as it gives much cushiony comfort. The dust can be main hurdle to their performance. The cushioning is a source of rest for their feet. We must recommend our large flake mix ShowFlakes shavings which are clean and contain little or no dust. Milled from white and yellow pine, these shavings are exclusively for horse bedding. Second best suited option for your horse may be bedding on our bright wheat straw which creates fluffy deep comfortable bedding without dust.