When traditional hay is not an option, Lucerne Farms forage offer a natural alternative. Here are a few areas where substituting Lucerne Farms forage as a hay replacement can be the best thing for you and your horse.
What You Should Know
Cleaner, Healthier Airways
Horses suffering from respiratory problems (heaves or COPD) and allergies can have challenges when presented with field-dried hay. Because of the high temperature drying process we use at Lucerne Farms, harmful mold spores and dust that can lead to respiratory allergies (heaves or COPD) are eliminated and extracted. Feeding your horse any one of our forage blends will help prevent an allergic cough and help keep his airways clear.
What this means for your horse: Increase physical performance, clean airways, fewer vet trips and a happier horse.
Longer Chew Time – Less Hunger
As horses age, chewing traditional hay can become increasingly difficult due to tooth wear and loss. This can lead to a host of problems due to not getting the proper amount of physically effective fiber needed to maintain a healthy digestive tract. Because of the soft texture and chopped nature of our forage, older horses can get the forage their bodies need.
What this means for your horse: Increase in weight, healthier body conditions and a happier, longer life.
Easy, Clean Travel
When it’s time to take horses on the road, many people like to have access to a consistent hay supply but aren’t always able to travel with enough forage or don’t want to deal with the bulk and mess associated with traditional bales. Lucerne Farms products make travel easy and neat and provide a consistent hay source you can pick up along the way. It’s also great at shows!
What this means for your horse: Consistent hay supply, neater travel conditions and more manageable bales.
Do you weigh your hay?
Always calculate your horses feed by weight not volume.
Lucerne Farms Forage can be fed in a bucket, in a corner feeder mixed with the daily grain ration, or even outside in a feed tub.
When feeding Lucerne Farms Forage Feeds you determine the proper amount according to the horse’s age, weight, temperament and workload.
Always make changes to your horse’s diet gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days. Consult a veterinarian or equine nutritionist concerning your horse’s specific needs.