Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Sometimes they can be like that. My gelding LOVES his supplement, but sometimes he just refuses to eat it. I put it with grain, sugar, molasses, and sometimes the little jerk STILL wont eat it.
My fix all? Another horse!
If another horse is threatening their food, even just being held on a lead line 10 feet away, they gobble it down. They are greedy little things, and most horses will eat the grain simply to keep the others from eating it.
Onyx is pastured with a colt. If he refuses to eat his grain, I lead the colt over to it, let the colt have a few nibbles. Then I ask Onyx to eat it again. He always inhales the stuff after that.
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **