Timothy Hay is the most digestible of all hays and is one of the most popular hay feeds for horses. The hay is a late maturing high fiber bunchagrass with a relatively low protein content. Horse owners have found that Timothy hay promotes a shiny coat, good digestion, bowel regularity, and a healthy weight. it is also excellent for colic prone, protein-sensitive, and obese horses.
Timothy hay is highly recommended for horses confined to a stable because it offers more chewing time. It most closely mimics the mornal day long grazing activity for pasture animals, which is anywhere from 10-15 hours a day. Feeding on Timothy hay can help satisfy your horse's natural urge to chew and graze when they are confined to stalls for long periods of time.