I like them to always have something to munch on as well. When I do feed hay it is in small mesh hay nets. Candy is slowly being introduced to grass pasture right now. One flake of our hay is around 5 lbs, so half a flake is 2.5. At about 8:20 she gets half a flake (all feedings in hay net) then another half flake at around 10:30, and at noon she gets turned out for however amount of time. She is currently at 3 hrs of grass turnout, adding 1.5 hours each day. When she gets brought in, another half flake, and then 2-3 hrs later gets another half flake, all the way up to 10 pm. Sounds obsessive, but tis a horse friendly schedule!! People have made fun of me and how often I make sure my horses get fed, but anything for the horse, right?
“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown