What should I do to balance m horse's timothy hay?
Question: One of my vets suggested adding alfalafa to my horse’s diet to balance the C to Phosp rations since she’s only on timothy hay (soaked). I supplement with a little shredded beet pulp and grass hay pellets soaked now w/a few supplement & Regumate. I am concerned alfalfa will make my mare wild. Is there a supplement that would do the same thing without having to feed alfalfa? Dr. Kellon: Timothy hay does not usually need any calcium supplementation. The average calcium:phosphorus ratio is 1.57:1, which is perfect for a horse. If you want to confirm this, just send a sample in for mineral analysis: https://uckele.com/hay-mineral-analysis.html
Beet pulp is also almost as high in calcium as alfalfa is and there may be calcium in your other supplements.