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post #1 of 6 Old 05-21-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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New barn feeding schedule

I just moved my 15 yr old 16 hand Quarter horse to a new barn and was told horses get fed 3 meals a day. This past weekend I found out that the last meal of the day is fed between 2:45 and 3pm. I'm worried because I don't think it's good for him to be without food for 16 hours. The first feeding is at 7am. The barn feeds mostly cubes & pellets and a very small amount of grass hay. I picked up a bag of grass hay pellets to give him a snack (about 3 lbs) in the evenings when I visit him after work. Is it safe for him to go that many hours without food?
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Do they have free access to hay or pasture ? Other then what's offered in (I assume) stall?
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16 hour with nothing to eat is asking for ulcers horses should have hay 24/7. I use small hole hay nets to make what I do feed last longer.

My horses are never with out hay more then 2 hours 2 out of 3 are on pasture now. The one has hay almost all the time.
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This is just asking for trouble...ulcers, hindgut acidosis, stable vices....short, very unhappy horses.
Sounds like they don't care for picking poop.
You say very little grass hay...I'd get my own hay and a slowfeeder net, as mentioned, and give that for the night.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-23-2013, 01:23 AM
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Why on earth 3 meals a day if it's only between 7am-3pm?? I'd be putting a slow feeder in his paddock/pen for him to have free access to hay. What are the cubes & pellets? If they're grainy/starchy I'd be avoiding them as a rule.
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Yikes! That is WAY to long without food. Horses are grazing animals. Their digestive systems need to be constantly moving. Get a slow feeder net so he has hay to last that stretch. Then print off info about why horses need hay in front of them at all times and how harmful it is to their systems to go so long without food and give it to the BO and post it at the barn for other boarders to read.

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