We use a dried shredded beat fiber soaked in water in the US Sounds similar to your palm kernal, but its used specifically to make them poop or loosen things up to get it moving. And when you said "barley" I thought you were giving him pure grain as opposed to horse feed. Are other horses on the same grass having issues ? My horse's poo is pretty loose also I had assumed it was all the water in the grass, but he is fat and happy and gained a bunch of weight since I rescued him. I am a firm believer in mother nature knowing what she is doing. Horses are specifically designed to eat large quantities of really poor quality food. I see horse pastures, sprayed, limed fertilized, weed killer and manicured to the point they look like a golf course, then people wonder why their horses founder in the spring if they get out of the barn for more than a couple hours. If plain ole grass and hay are going in and coming out steady and he is still loosing weight I'd be back to the vet something isnt right.
No that sounds more like eezy-beet over here, in which case I won't be getting near that stuff if that's what its intended to do
Oh right, sorry about that I probably should have said exactly what the barley was in the first place, but yeah it is a horse feed specifically designed to put weight on, I chose that as opposed to oats because it has a record of being less heating.
Nope, I had another tb on the same grass at the same time and for 3 years before that and only Mitch has had problems so far, also my miniature has been on that grass lately and still has no problems. We are on dairy pasture and I know all the grass is rye if that makes any difference. He has only had the problems since someone let him out of his paddock during the winter and he gutsed himself on rich grass, could that still be playing a part in it? As he never had problems before that. He also come from completely different pasture when we brought him.
We don't do much special to our paddocks, no spraying, no weed killing (apart from grubbing anything poisonous) we do fertilize them though, but that is once in a blue moon sorta thing and the cows go in there before Mitch does. We don't even have a barn or stables haha that would be such a luxury over here, my horses are out 24/7.
If he has enough hay he seems to be alright, it's just that we've run out of hay and can't get any more right now, we should be able to soon but until then I guess I have to intervene a bit.