Feeding on a float trip

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    06-02-2012, 05:42 AM
Question Feeding on a float trip

I was wondering what are your opinions on feeding hay during a float trip.

My horse Curly and my mums horse Nikki are coming out to a riding day tomorrow.
It is an hour away from where we live

Curly has ulcers and gets nervous on the float (getting less so every time we float her) eating makes her feel better.

So what are the benefits/negative effects of feeding hay on the float trip?
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    06-02-2012, 04:59 PM
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    06-02-2012, 05:03 PM
We feed hay on our longer trips, but I know some people feed it every time with no issue. I've only once had an issue. The only issue we've ever had is one horse trying to inhale the hay when she loaded up and choking. Of course, if she wasn't such a freak/pig, she wouldn't have tried to inhale it instead of chewing in the first place! Lol
    06-02-2012, 05:16 PM
Lol thanks for that!
I think we will try it this time, she has had hay in there before.

We are just trying to make it as less stressful as possible for her.
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    06-02-2012, 05:17 PM
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I just had to chuckle. When I first read your thread title, I imagined a "float trip" like floating in a raft down a river. We don't use the word "float" to mean moving a horse in a van or trailer. So, a "float trip" doesn't mean the same here. On my float trip I want good vittles!
    06-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Green Broke
I always put hay in the manger of my trailer. My horses are hauled a lot though, weekly or several times a week. They actually eat breakfast on the trailer about once a week in route to lessons, which I wouldn't recommend to anyone else, I just know mine do well with it.
I don't like to haul without hay though.
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    06-03-2012, 03:20 AM
Ooh Tiny, whats it called then?

Thanks for the advice cakemom
    06-03-2012, 09:30 AM
We call it a horse trailer, and generally, a trailer ride.
    06-03-2012, 07:19 PM
Oh ok then, it's odd that its called something different in two countries that both speak english.

Thanks for telling me :)
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    06-03-2012, 07:41 PM
Haha, personally I like it called a float, though it took me reading a few different threads and noticing where they were from to figure it out. I think float sounds more relaxing, lol
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