03-18-2010, 03:01 AM
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I'm not sure exactly, but I think it depends. We've talked to lots of people, and everybody seems to have a different opinion. I used to ride at 7:00 and 4:00 at a large stable, and that was either right before dinner or right after, meaning the horses always had hay/grain in their stall when I put them away after cooling them out, and they never really had any 'colic' issues. Some heavier grains I'd worry about, but we fed a brand called safe choice, and they told us not to worry about it. I think if the horse is cool and calm, and not breathing heavily/still sweating, etc. it's fine...