Originally Posted by justice
Interesting, I was just researching this yesterday. It sounds logical that you should feed horses so that they are in a natural position. I believe there is a supplement that you can give your horse if there is a concern for sand colic. In my research, I have read that they take in less air and that it aids in digestion. The only problem I have been having is feed loss, since he likes to kick the bucket around. I pay $14 per bale of Hi-Fiber Gold and these days it is like gold, it hurts when he disrespects it.
I would love to feed my horses in the natural way off the ground if they would just respect how much it costs. I've put it in buckets, tanks, bags and wall feeders. What hits the ground is usually a total loss. If I'm in a hurry and just throw a nice green flake of hay on the ground the first thing they do is pee in it.