Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
If it is really stocking up and not an ailment or trauma, then exercise. A work out or daily turn out will go a long way. I would consider his feed as well.
I would not be concerned about stocking up and just work him like you didn't see it - it isn't affecting him. If it is something else then it will be worse after a workout and that is a different thing.
Edit: I just saw your edit (lol). Being turned out in a dirt lot so that he has no reason to move around it is the same thing as a standing in a stall. If he is out on pasture and is always moving to forage, then it is not stocking up.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 12-05-2008 at 09:39 PM.