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post #31 of 34 Old 06-29-2010, 11:51 PM
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We Event together, and I ride her 5 days a week, so she is definitely getting more than enough exercise She's actually getting a little ribby now, I definitely think she needs more hay! But all I keep hearing from the BO is "she's going to get a hay belly if she eats any more"! :(
Tell her she's ribby and she needs more hay, NOW. You're paying to board this horse. She should be getting all of the food she needs to stay at a healthy weight. Horses only get hay bellies if they're getting more hay than they need to keep up their weight, or they're feed a lot of hay that has poor nutritional value.
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post #32 of 34 Old 06-30-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Tell her she's ribby and she needs more hay, NOW. You're paying to board this horse. She should be getting all of the food she needs to stay at a healthy weight. Horses only get hay bellies if they're getting more hay than they need to keep up their weight, or they're feed a lot of hay that has poor nutritional value.
I've tried...I even called the vet recently and had him confirm that she can have a couple more flakes a day and be fine! It's getting slightly better, she's now not out of her hay until past 8pm so that's an improvement...but she's probably out by 10pm and doesn't get any more until like 6 or 7am the next morning still :(

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From 8pm to 6am isn't bad. They don't eat much at night anyway. If she's stalled at all, you can have her hay put in a small mesh hay net so she takes longer to eat it.
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post #34 of 34 Old 06-30-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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From 8pm to 6am isn't bad. They don't eat much at night anyway. If she's stalled at all, you can have her hay put in a small mesh hay net so she takes longer to eat it.
well that makes me feel a little better thanks :)
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