Keeping a horse healthy in a herd of cattle
Hey guys. I'm posting this for a friend.
She has a TB living in a 40 acre pasture with cattle. Being a TB he is naturally hard to keep weight on and at times looks a bit on the thin side. She wants to be able to feed him better quality hay than what he is eating now with the cattle. However, if she fed him better hay with the cows they would swarm it and eat it all. She doesn't have time to sit for a good 45min-hour twice a day to monitor the cattle and keep them away from his hay.
She has tried a hay bag but according to her, her horse just pulls all the hay out and it all falls to the ground. Then the cattle end up eating it all. Does anyone keep their horses with cows and if so, how do you keep the feeding separate?