Feeding Help

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Feeding Help

This is a discussion on Feeding Help within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How to stop pushy horse at feed time

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By kitten_Val

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-03-2012, 08:08 PM
Question Feeding Help

I have senior horse (24) he is getting senior feed and my other horse (14) doesn't get anyfood until monday. This is my first horse and I need help trying to figure out how to feed them seperatly as we have no barn and the 14 year old can be a little herdbound and pushy somtimes at feeding time. What can I do to make him less pushy and stop him from driving off the 24 year old? Thanks
Sponsored Links
    05-03-2012, 08:19 PM
Tie them up while they eat. I do that with mine if I feed them in the pasture instead of their stalls.
Posted via Mobile Device
    05-03-2012, 08:20 PM
He just pulls on his lead rope I'm worried he might break the lead rope/halter. But I can still try
    05-03-2012, 10:29 PM
Well... YOU are the boss. Not the horse. I don't tie my horses. When my very alphish (and fast to eat) qh finishes her grain she stands by the hay and politely waiting on my paint (low in pecking order) to finish her bucket (so she could come over and lick the bucket). Why? Because she knows I'm not going to tolerate any fuss around, and she'll get several bad minutes (angry voice + waiving hands or a good smack on chest, and if no desired response a manure fork on her butt) if she tries to push the paint away from the bucket. In fact once (5 years ago) was enough to teach her a lesson.
themacpack likes this.
    05-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Smile Thanks so Much

Thanks I took a crop out and the first time he tried to do it I came down on him so hard and he didn't do it so hard today as he tried to yesterday.
    05-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Well that is good news
You have to show you are the leader
    05-04-2012, 11:35 AM
My herd leader will do the same thing. I have reprimanded him and now usually I just have to stand by the lower herd horse while she eats. He will look at me and may even try to wander closer but all I have to do is point to the direction I want him to go and say no in a deep voice. He drops his head, licks his lips and walks away. He is a sneak though. If I walk away he will walk back over the mare, horses are funny.
    05-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Originally Posted by goneriding    
My herd leader will do the same thing. I have reprimanded him and now usually I just have to stand by the lower herd horse while she eats.
Thankfully I don't have to stand by mine. :) The qh keeps her eye on me constantly to see if I'm around (I usually pick poop in shed and around the barn). If she can see me she waits. However if I'm behind the shed (and she thinks I'm not there anymore) she'll try to push the paint away (not surprising though). Lol!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feeding beet pulp pellets? And hay feeding questions... Wallaby Horse Nutrition 2 12-09-2010 08:52 AM
Feeding help! (I know.. again) AussieDaisyGirl Horse Health 3 10-25-2009 06:12 PM
Feeding... Green Jasper Horse Health 2 10-15-2008 04:24 AM
feeding ? lacyloo Horse Health 3 07-08-2008 05:51 PM
feeding... Jr_lover Horse Health 13 03-03-2008 06:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0