I am believing that the raw gum is from the transition, it is the source of the blood. They are on free choice mixed grass round bale, prepared ration morning and evening, and a big flake of good bermuda in the evening. No appetite/weight problems. The round bale they are in now has some pretty "course" spots in it. The spot on his gum is not overly tender, he will let me touch it, rub the food / blood off it.
Please tell me if I am wrong, I believe everything is as it should be, never have had one this age and the teeth deal. Both the kids are well past the "tooth losing" stage, I promise it has been much easier with the horse. Do I need to go put a quarter under his pillow?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated, Jim.