Horse refuses to eat hay
Hello I got a horse last summer, she is a great horse and I really love her and is a good companion for my older horse. When winter started I was afraid they would loose a little weight so I started feeding 3 lbs of soaked senior grain 2x a day. Well the horse I got last summer started getting aggressive when I give her grain. Kicking at me, biting. I started doing more ground work with her, and she is great with that listens perfectly, just not around her food.
Recently she decided she isnt going to eat any more hay, just her grain. And then she got even more aggressive with the grain. I stand up to her but its hard to take on a 1200 pound horse. I tried better quality hay, no results. She is getting quite ribby. My boyfriend thinks I should stop feeding her grain, and start giving her only hay because she is getting spoiled and thinks she is just supposed to get grain.
I am wondering what other people think. Thank you!