August 25, 2015

Hay for My Horses

Hay is an important part of every horse's diet, and my Friesians, ponies and donkeys depend on me to provide them with the best quality hay possible.

Hay is a harvested plant that’s dried and cured after being cut in the field at various times of its growth cycle. In most cases, hay is cut during the late bud or early bloom stage to maximize its nutritional value. My hay comes from Adam's Hay, right here in Bedford, New York. When examining a supply, my stable manager, Betsy Perreten, looks at many factors including freshness, texture, smell and coloration.

A load of hay was delivered to my farm yesterday. Take a look at my photos...