Originally Posted by loosie
Maybe it's gone off. Maybe it's high in certain nutrients he doesn't need more of. Could be his teeth or gut problems putting him off, but he would be likely off everything, not just grain.
Why do you feed him grain anyway? I'd personally change it, regardless of what the problem is, because feeding regular sweets is about as healthy as giving kids regular meals of lollies or junk. Perhaps more so because it has the ability to cause laminitis too. Same goes with grain, to a degree, as starchy feeds are also not the best. So if you need to hardfeed anything, I'd choose a healthy, low starch, no added sugar something.
That's what I was thinking... he doesn't 'need' the nutrients from the grain anymore.
I just got his teeth checked. No problems. Vet says he has very nice healthy looking teeth :)
Why do I feed him grain? Lol. I've never been asked this question. Hm.. maybe because that's what every horse I've ever known all my life has eaten? Not so much grain, but more hay and not so much hay during the summer because of how much grass they eat instead. Grain is to help him keep weight since I work him?
Okay give me some recommendation on the feeds you're talking about because I have no clue and I'm just now learning all this horse feed stuff since I never really had to deal with it before. He is my first horse after all.
The barn manager recommended this grain, it's what all the horses at the barn eat.. and the feed supplier is very educated when it comes to this stuff and he has given me the okay on it. So I don't understand what's wrong.