i have a retired horse, late 20s, with some metabolic issues and some other problems . At the past barn I was at, all the horses received a flake of alfalfa a day.
My horse really enjoyed that, and I’ll be the first to admit I am no nutritional expert when it comes to forage.
I now buy my own of alfalfa to be provided by my current barn, however, it’s hit and miss whether it is provided to her. She is supposed to get two flakes a day. On the days that I am there, I make sure she gets it, but that’s not every day
my question is, how much is it really helping her/providing a benefit? Is there that much nutritional benefit that she is getting from it?