Originally Posted by Peggysue
variety is what you are seeing... you can also put three different type of hay out and they will eat one for a bit then go to the other and then the other
I will dig for the research again tomorrow
I know what you mean about the hay, mine gets different varieties and exhibits that behavior.
However in the absence of seeing your research, (which I look forward to, and thank you) I have to disagree about the mineral cravings. He literally ignores them for weeks on end, then takes some randomly. I just can't imagine it's not to do with an inner need. Also how do you explain horses that eat dirt - especially foals - who then stop the behavior when free choice minerals are presented? I've seen this firsthand.
Definitely look forward to seeing your research though. You and I appear to be fellow addicts. ;)