I'm bringing my boy up to college with me and we have him set up with a place to board close to campus. Its the best place we looked at.
Its cheaper than leaving him at home
They have a great tack room
An English arena
A western arena
A jump field
50 Acres for the horses with a run in shed
A couple wash racks
And the owner is a young vet, her husband does the day-to-day work and is very sweet.
It all seems great. There's just one thing.
They mass feed.
I've never even heard of this... they put all the horses in together somewhere with one feeder per horse and they all get the same amount and they just switch and scramble I guess...
Which means no supplements and how the heck do you know how much they are ACTUALLY eating?
I'm worried because Kelty is an easy keeper but very dominant and LIVES to eat. He is extremely dominant to other horses with food and always assumes the alpha position at every barn. (Never aggressive towards people.. But horses.. You better stay away from his grain.)
I'm worried that:
A) this will really stress him out
B) he will injure other horses
C) he will injure himself
D) he will get really fat
E)All of the above
Right now he's in horsey Hilton and I will feel terrible moving him to this place if it will make him crazy..
Have you guys ever heard of this? What do think?
I'm not moving him til September as well, if that helps.
I was thinking of offering to pay extra for them to just tie him to a fence and feed him out of a bucket by himself...
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