If you’re like many horse owners, your hay supply is likely running low during late winter and early spring. This is especially true if you live in a colder climate, as hay becomes scarce during these months. There are several things that you can do to help extend your horse’s hay supply.
Beet pulp can be a great addition to horse diets, as it offers both fiber and nutrients. Adding beet pulp to your horse’s diet can help extend the hay supply and improve their overall health. Nutritionists will need to check with clients before adding beet pulp to their horses’ diets, as there are some potential side effects that should be considered. Some of these include bloating and gas, so be sure to speak with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about adding beet pulp to your horse’s diet.
Horses need a good quality forage to survive and thrive. Hay is the most important part of their diet, providing them with both energy and essential nutrients. In fact, hay is so important that horses can die from lack of it.
To ensure your horse has enough hay, consider partially or fully replacing his current supply with fresh, high-quality forage. Consult your nutritionist to see which type of forage is best for your horse and what amount he needs per day.
Hay is a valuable commodity to maintain for your horse. Hay is typically stored in a barn, but it can also be stored on the ground if it is covered. Hay that is kept on the ground will become damp and moldy. Hay that is stored on pallets will not become as wet and moldy, which can extend its life.