Originally Posted by Peggysue
so restricting hay/grass/forage intake is not the smartest thing to do.
Disagree thoroughly with this. Restricting forage is not only smart, but absolutely necessary with many horses, esp ponies, esp if forage is rich, like the cow-fattening type pastures they often live on. I appreciate they need food in their system & need to eat little & often, but you can restrict feed without compromising that factor. Heard of 'slow feeding' for eg?