Help, I've got an old problem with a new twist. When I went out to feed my boys this morning I found the barn destroyed. Reagan, my 17hh drafty sized Bashkir Curly, had gotten into the barn and ravaged the place. I mention his size and breed because he's a big ol' boy and his hooves are like granite. He's 13 and never a colic or founder.
Here is what he ate- I'm growing fodder for them and he LOVES it. I had what would amount to 8 dry cups of barely and wheat in various stages of sprouting. All of it was well into the green stage and some of it was already being fed to them. Mr. Houdini was the only one that got in. The only other grain he got was a cup of dry cob. *I was going to buy a new bag today.
Just in case you're not familiar with growing fodder, the seeds are soaked, bleached, laid in trays and sprouted into greens for feeding. Along the way they are rinsed several times a day to remove the starches as they grow. The cycle is usually complete by day 5 or 6.
These guys had been getting the fodder with grass hay and are on pasture 24/7.
QUESTION: Is this as bad as if he'd gotten into regular dry grains?
Thank you very much in advance for any advice or comments!