When my boyfriend and I went up to Utah for the holidays, we were basically given six bales of orchard grass from his grandmother - a very generous gift considering the prices of hay where I live!
From doing a wee bit of reading, it seems like it is in between bermuda and timothy as far as its nutrient profile? Is it typically a good quality hay to feed horses? I used to feed it to my rabbits, but since orchard grass is nearly impossible to get in AZ, I don't have much experience with it.
Can it be free fed? Or is the only hay that should really be free fed going to be bermuda?
Will I need to adjust how much ration balancer I am feeding if I add orchard grass to her diet? I fed her a bit of it, and she scarfed it right up. It gave her looser stools the first two days, and then everything went back to normal. I haven't increased the amount since - probably only a few pounds of it a day.