New mare will only eat if I'm nearby?
Ok, I've owned and been around horses for nearly 30 years and this has me stumped.
Cinder is a 5 y.o. Perch/tb cross. She's been with her breeder her whole life minus 30 days when she went to a trainer. She is pastured by herself, I'm working on a companion for her right now.
I have noticed she will only eat her grain (alfalfa pellets/safe choice mix) and her hay (excellent quality alfalfa) only if I'm standing nearby. As soon as I walk away, she does too. She's a touch overweight but I don't like the idea of her stressed, she has only been here two days.
Do I entertain it and stay til she's finished?
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