Let’s take a moment to watch this funny video. Apparently, this woman was trying to move this haystack in the truck bed. But unfortunately, bad things happen sometimes. From what we see, the haystack was a bit heavy for her, so when she almost got to the top, she fell down, and all the hay fell over her head and even covered almost her entire body.
Most likely, the hay was for horses. And if they would see the scene, they would surely laugh together with us. What makes me happy is that the woman who fell laughed too. I’m not sure if I would laugh being in such an embarrassing situation. But each of us is different, right?
It’s very good that horses are fed with hay, and the health of your animals depends on the quality of the hay that they are given. Kentucky bluegrass, orchardgrass, and timothy are all examples of common grasses used for hay. Grass hay is lower in protein and energy than legume hay, but it’s also higher in fiber, which can make it a good choice for many horses.
But, don’t forget that there are also bad types of hay. Some hay types are particularly prone to high nitrate levels and should be avoided if there are options. These include Sorghum, Sudan, Johnsongrass, and Pearl Millet. High levels of simple carbohydrates (sugars, starch) are an issue for horses with insulin resistance and can occur in virtually any type of hay.
If the hay was of good quality when harvested and stored in a dry place with sufficient airflow, hay is likely suitable for consumption for two to three years. Remember that hay, even premium forage, loses much of its vitamin content in the first few months of storage.
So it would be best to feed the horses with high-quality hay. And also, please be careful when moving the hay into the truck bed not to have such an accident like the woman in the video.