Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
How many horses is she turned out with? How long has she been where she's boarded at?
There may be too many horses she's in with for one bale and the BO should put another bale in. If she's only been there for a few months, she will start to fit in soon and start getting up to the bale.
I think she should have better access to the hay. I would also switch her to beet pulp. It does wonders and is easy to digest.
I wouldn't consider her acting like she is starving. She is just excited to get her feed. Our horses act the same way and they are definitely not starving. They are pretty plump, because they get a good quality hay and beet pulp. Our hard keeper is even showing a little plumpness. They stand at the gate, stare at us, nicker and whinny, and paw at the ground while waiting. They chow it down pretty quickly too.
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Last edited by usandpets; 12-10-2011 at 08:52 AM.