Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Ontario
My horses were accidently fed 2 morning feeds this morning, need some help!
I do morning feed everyday at around 8-830 am, and my sister does the evening feed around 5 pm. She failed to tell me this morning that she wasn't coming home this evening so I had to do evening feed for her, BUT she also failed to tell me that she gave the horses their morning feed.
So I wake up, prepare their feed, go about my usual morning routine. They're on free choice round bales so I could not tell by the amount of hay wether they had been fed already or not. They seemed a little less interested that I was coming out with breakfast than usual, no nickering or running to the gate, but of course they ate what they were given. I'm not concerned about my paint x and appendix, they get 1/2 cup equalizer AM & PM and free choice hay. My thoroughbreds on the other hand are on (can't remember the weight off hand) 6 cups of TC Senior, 1 cup rice bran, free choice hay (for my gelding) and 6 cups Ultium, 1 cup rice bran, free choice hay (for my mare). Both have had a history of gas & spasmoidic colic in the past.
They seem alright, disinterested in their hay but not showing any signs of colic. I'm assuming they're just full. I'll be keeping an eye on them for the rest of the day. I'm just concerned that they've recieve twice their usual amount of feed this morning in a matter or 2 hours. If they're fine throughout the day, should I skip evening feed? Or just give them a small amount so they don't stress out over missing a feed?
Thanks in advance!