Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
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How many times did you try to get her to eat a mash?
Somethings, like a sudden change in feed texture, take a little getting used to by some horses.
While the weather is behaving I would work on getting her to eat wet food. If you have to add extras (carrot shavings, apple sauce, maybe a little molasses) to get her started (and then reduce the amounts of extras) that is fine.
Her being willing to eat wet food will help from time to time.
Next time the temp is dropping you can make her meal into soup, she will have adjusted to eating soup by then, and then you will know she is getting her water.
Not that it helps you much, but a horse having colic issues associated with extreme weather changes is not uncommon.