I've always wondered how long you should wait. I would have guessed someone would have asked this already, but I was unable to find anything ( so if there is already a thread on this let me know).
Anyway, my horse lives in a stall at night, so after I ride I put him in his stall, where his dinner ( alfalfa cubes & complete feed ) are waiting for him. We ride for about an hour. After which he is usually sweaty. However, he is quite a fit boy, and after a few min. Of walking around he has stopped puffing. I feel if he is hot, he is warm, but not overly. I am usually torn as to weather to let him in his stall. He normally has to pee ( he won't do so in the arena ) so I feel bad making him stand. Anyway, how long should I wait to let him eat? Are there ways of checking to see if he is cooled off enough?