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post #11 of 16 Old 10-13-2013, 10:01 PM
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We've done the same as farmpony84. Some will eat faster to get to the others feed. Some will eat slower. Having an extra bowl leaves the one chased off another to go to.

When we started to grain in the pasture, I had to stand guard for one of ours. She was the youngest and was always pushed away. I fed her a ways away from the others and stood in between her and them with a whip. Any that approached her, I chased off.
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-13-2013, 10:15 PM
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I feed horses out in the feild I have it so I don't have to go in. Feild with them to dump feed.
The one who eats fast is tied up and the food hog is also tied...they all know where they eat. Works great and I don't have to stand gaurd. Just need to go back to untie after iam done with other chores.
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post #13 of 16 Old 10-13-2013, 10:22 PM
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I would not hang the halter on the fence, too easy to get caught on.

I love hemms description, but am not sure if that's the way to start if you aren't a horse person. I think tying them would be best.
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-13-2013, 10:24 PM
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We have run ins so it's just a matter of shutting some of the doors. We either let them out after or leave them an hour or two. (Used to leave them in at night but they are out 24/7 now)
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post #15 of 16 Old 10-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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Hanging the halters here consists of hooks outside the fence, there's no risk of getting caught. If you are willing to build standing stalls it's cheap and easy, and if you needed extra put a butt chain on each one.
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post #16 of 16 Old 10-13-2013, 10:41 PM
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I feed my boys loose out in their paddock. Consistency is key. I feed my baby first while my pony goes to his "designated" spot to eat. The little head start ensures my growing boy gets all his feed and supplements. After done eating, my baby will go and drink some water. My pony, the alpha, will finish just a couple minutes after my yearling so he goes and cleans up my boys bucket. It works out really well if times correctly. As long as I feed my yearling first, he finishes just before my pony does do he is able to get all his feed no problem.
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