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    04-19-2012, 08:55 AM
Slow eater, Suplement eaten by others...

My horse doesnt really get a "supplement", he gets alfalfa every evening. He eats it slowly and he is not the dominant horse so he gets run off his food before he eats about half his alfalfa. I know you can't really help it because he is pasture boarded and you can't always stand out there to make sure he eats it all but should I do something? I know there wouldnt be much to do but I could separate him at feeding time. What gets me mad is that somketimes the BO doesnt even feed it to him, im the one paying for it, and all he has to do is soak it, and feed it to him... but I have found recently that he has been "forgetting" and you have to soak it for a whole day so by the time I notice he doesnt have any there is nothing I can do about it. The alfalfa is not gone, he just doesnt feed it to him. I have been thinking lateley about the possibility of going to a different barn because of that reason, and others like their water is usually nasty and has algea growing in it, and the pasture farthest away from the hose doent always get cleaned, because some buckets will be clean and that one will be nasty and not clear water. Yesterday, one of the water buckets were completeley tipped over and there was no water for them. I would like all opinions.
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    04-19-2012, 09:00 AM
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You will either need to find a different living arrangement for him or find a way to arrange your schedule to be sure that you are available at feeding time to assure he is getting his feed. You say you are on pasture board - does your boarding contract actually specify that feeding is included? Many pasture board arrangements are not inclusive of extras like that. By "paying for it" are you referring to the feed or the service - if you are not paying an extra fee and it is not specifically listed in your contract that the BO will provide those feedings, that really takes the legs out from under your complaint.
    04-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Thats one of the reasons I dislike alot of pasture boards where horses are all fed together. Especially if one has to get suppliments and special needs. That is not the right arrangement for your horse if he is a slow eater ( Which is great for a horse ) Your paying for the feed yet he's not getting it. If the BO cannot seperate during feeding time then its best you look for other arrangements or make time for you to be there to pull him out and let him eat alone.
    04-19-2012, 06:59 PM
The feeding is so... The BO pays for regular feed, but if you need to give your horse different feed, supplements, or alfalfa, you need to buy it yourself and you have to bring it to the barn and tell the BO to feed it to your horse.

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