04-19-2012, 08:55 AM
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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.