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I had the very same problem you are experiencing a few years ago with my mare. After a lot of research I discovered that most brands of hay stretcher are mostly oat hulls and soybean hulls. They are both fillers and give your horse very little, to no nutrition. Once I switched to premium hay pellets (only ingredient is dry cut grass) my girl started gaining. The pellets also come in half hay half alfalfa. To my surprise the hay pellets even costed less than the hay stretcher (yay)! I give them to her twice a day with her normal feed. I wet it all to a mush. Hope this helps 🙂