Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Horse eats rocks, gravel
Hello again everyone, quick question - why does my horse try to eat the gravel when I tie him for grooming, etc? he boards outdoors in a large pasture, is very overweight (was like that when I got him 2 weeks ago), there is no gravel in the pasture, only in the areas you work with the horses.
Is he just that big of a pig?? He has access 24 horus a day to mineral blocks - so why does he like the gravel? By the way no I am not letting him eat it! But the first time it happened earlier this week, I was cleaning his hooves, turn around, and he'd eaten a bout a handful before I'd stopped him. I have to keep the lead so short now or he will for sure just stand there eating rocks!