Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Wow I feel like I'm starving my girls! They get 1 1/2 lb of advanced fomula (its a lifetime feed) horse pellet a day and all the hay they want. They are still getting some grass till the first freeze. They are on grass and pellet in the summer. The babys get 1 lb of pellet and a vitamin mineral supplement. Oh, and a salt block. I only feed once a day. Am I a bad mom? They are all at a good weight and have good feet, coat and attitudes does that count?
You call it starving! How much weight are they? :) I had both horses on free hay at the last barn plus they got grain twice a day (half scoop), almost no grazing. The 2nd one who came starving became SO FAT everyone (including me) was sure she's pregnant (I ended up consulting the vet). After I moved them to my house I do give hay 3 times a day, cut on grain, and grazing up to 1 hour a day, and they are still rather fat (I don't ride that much though as they are still too young). Lol! However hay is really good and we give them quite a lot. I'v seen starved horses at the other farm and that look horrible. :(
BTW, I have salt block too at all times by the water bucket. They love to drink and spit all water right on top of it.