Originally Posted by Saddlebag
If you keep her in she'll fuss and stress as she'll want to be with the others. In a case like this you might have to carry her feed then bring her out and wait while she eats it. I hope someone is throwing hay to the horses and not making them rely on the grass. Your mare may not be getting enough to eat. Can you not feed her in the morning by holding a pail of damp senior's? Her desire to be with the horses is greater than her desire to eat. Can you not bring her just outside the fence and wait while she eats?
There are three round bales out at all times until the grass really comes in. The other horses are chunky as it is, then they get a bit of grain to get them in the barn lot for a once over in the afternoon. We always bring her out in the yard to eat and sit with her while she eats. My hubby is supposed to ix the atv, so that may make it a little easier for me to just take a bucket up to her. There is 49 acres, and alot of woods they can hide in. It's torture walking it to find them. I think my little boy is old enough to ride up with me and sit on the atv while she eats. Thanks for the idea! ;)