Agree to disagree. :)
Can I ask what brand of vite/mineral supplementation/ration balancer your horses get?
This may not apply in your case at all, but in my experience, horses like mine who are fairly balanced by the time the free-choice minerals are presented, (he'd been on his vitamin/mineral supplement for some time before I bought the free choice) do not go through the binge phase at all - he ignored them for weeks before using just a bit of one of the four choices, then nothing again for quite some time. He uses more when he's growing a new haircoat, etc - but the most he's ever used is one or two ounces - over a few days. But like I said- he never had a binge phase. That's been true of the other horses I've seen who are given the free choice minerals after a few months of already having been on a quality vitamin/mineral supplement - no binge phase. Whereas the horses in my barn who were started on a vitamin/mineral supplement AND given the free choice at the same time tend to binge until their systems get more in balance.
Last edited by TheGrassIsGreener; 03-06-2011 at 10:33 AM.