Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
All the tasty little pieces end up at the bottom.
All my horses do that, even with hay put on the ground. They flip and push the pile, always looking for the better pieces.
In their mind their must be a better piece in there some where.
The fact that your mare will not eat the pieces she tosses out means your hay is not very good, your mare is just fussy, or you are feeding enough hay that your mare gets enough picking out the pieces she likes best.
I found feeding my hay in a small hole hay net has helped with this problem. My really fussy mare now eats quite a bit more hay with almost none lost.
I have been feeding her bahai hay, perhaps bermuda is tastier?? I definitely think being fussy is a factor! I need to change her name to Sassy, because she truly is