Forage is the staple of a horses diet. A minimum of 1.5% up to 2.5% of his body weight being his daily requirement. This is where he gets his energy, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. You can learn all about the best forage for your horse, exactly when the fiber content is highest (which builds muscle), which produces the best proteins (to provide energy) and when sugar content is at it´s lowest (a product not readily digested by horses) on the Whole Horse Protocol courses. The best forage for your horse doesn´t appear in this photo. Oh, and alfalfa: that´s a legume, not a grain. Comes from the same family as peas!
Random, though a perfectionist, is probably how family and close friends would describe me. I won´t settle for second best for my horses, whilst I´ll happily go without. Do they mean more to me than my beautiful daughter? Not quite :)