Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
No, he doesn't literally starve if he won't eat his hay, but he drops SO much weight SO fast, and then it takes forever to get it back on. I've considered trying an alfalfa/orchard mix, but I need to wait until he's at a good weight (in case he picks out the alfalfa and leaves the orchard), and I think we still have somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 pounds to go. I'm also concerned about changing anything before fair, which happens in the middle of August, because I absolutely cannot take a skinny horse to fair. What we're feeding is definitely stemmy.
I'm not concerned about club foot or anything related to young horses, nor really worried about senior issues (yet) as he is only 12.
Last edited by calicokatt; 05-20-2012 at 12:26 AM.