I read the previous post, I already suspected our boarded horses are not getting the amount of hay they need. It is decent quality grass hay and we feed TC 30 to make sure they get the vitamins and minerals they need. They have been kept in at night lately from about 4:00 in the afternoon until they are fed and let out in the morning at about 7:30-8:30, not sure because we are not there at that time. Our horses had 2 flakes in each stall (They put it in in the morning after they are turned out that would be their dinner), we weighed one of the piles at 6.8 lbs. They get fed their morning hay out side with all the other horses so I would estimate they get about double that a day.
I have requested that ours stay outdoors at night unless it is extreme weather; snow, cold rain or wind mostly because I don;t want them in that long without hay to munch on. Both horses are probably not over 1000 lbs and were a little overweight when the haying started.
Am I wrong to be concerned? Hubby and I plan on taking more random weights on the hay and 2 nights ago I gave them each an extra flake from our personnel "extra" hay and they never have anything left...not even one strand of hay left.