Originally Posted by usandpets
Hmmm... I've been feeding multiple horses in the same pasture/paddock for several years. Now I find out I'm doing it wrong? Each get their own bowl and finish about the same time. I've been feeding 9 horses, 3 of others and 6 of ours, in the same area with out problems. I guess I should pull one out at a time just to be safe.
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I think you took that the wrong way, she's isn't saying your way of doing it is wrong. I personally agree with her, it all has to do with the individual horses. Mine don't eat at the same speed and they get different supplements and feed. I feed all at once..Nikki eats as slow as christmas and she's the head horse so the others can't steal her feed, but I stand there to make sure Hickory doesn't go run Lark off of her feed, that affects both horses which can cause some serious damage. Hickory could get too much feed, too much supplement and Lark won't get all of her feed and the supplement.. It's personal preference..it's not pulling one out at a time to feed. It's just knowing that each horse is getting their correct feed and supplement.. I would be mad if I knew I was boarding my horse and the BO responsible for making sure my horse's needs were met and I found out that my horse wasn't getting it's correct amount of feed because the BO didn't want to take the time to do it the way it should be so that my horse gets all of it's food.. If I'm paying someone to make sure my horse's needs are met, they darn sure better be feeding my horse right.