Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SouthEast Texas
• Horses: 0
Mine don't eat tree bark but they'll eat might-near anything else in sight....vines, bushes, wild flowers, most weeds....whatever presents itself.
Besides what grass is growing this time of year, they (each) get 10# of 14/6 feed, a half-bale of hay a day and I keep a mineral block next to their water-trough. Due to my work schedule, I divide their feed/hay into two different feedings...11AM and 11PM.
They are currently on 2.5 AC's, have a ball which they like to kick around, sometimes I see my gelding playing "chase" with my dog and at other times, the 2 horses will chase each other. The time that I personaly interact with them ranges from 1 to 3 Hrs daily.
What I'm saying is......
I'm guessing that mine aint hungry, bored, nor neglected. They just like eating wild stuff. So, it wouldn't surprize me one bit if they started on tree bark next.