So, basically, I've been feeding Lacey once a day. I suppose I could feed her twice a day, but in the interests of efficiency, I like feeding her once a day better. (I'm not sure if it's SUPER important that they are fed more than once a day if they have enough hay to munch on for multiple hours...Lacey's a slow eater, she likes to munch, then leave, rinse and repeat. If it's SUPER important, let me know, please!!)
I feed her about 10lbs of alfalfa and around 15 of really junky grass hay (put into her manger thing to slow her down with it a little, I think the manger thing is a little high for feeding everything [it's about 2ft off the ground] so I feed the alfalfa on the ground) to keep her belly full, a day. She's at a really really good weight for her. All muscular, no ribs to be seen, very thick and solid looking. She's somewhere in the ballpark of 900-1000lbs. I think...I used to have a weight tape but I couldn't figure out how to use it and I've since lost it. I really should take a measuring tape up there and figure out what she really is since I really have no idea of what she really weighs, she could weigh 2000lbs for all I know!
But ANYWAY, the real gist of all of this talking is that I'd like to slow down her eating even more but I don't know how. She eats rather slowly as it is. It takes her about 3-4hours to be done with her alfalfa and (I feed at 3:30 in the afternoon) at around 8 or 9 in the morning, about 5 pounds of her grass hay is still there. Is that slow enough? If not, what can I do to get it slower?
She's fed in a little run in stall sort of thing so I don't want her dragging whatever system I use out into the muddy muddy walkway outside the run in...
I dunno, what's a good solution? Do I not sound like I need one? Thanks!