Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Horse Eating Manure?
My filly, and the other horses she is in with, try and eat their manure. I am not sure why, or even if it is healthy for them...
I am pretty sure it is not their diet because they have good quality hay 24/7, water 24/7 and a salt block in there all the time. They did have a mineral tub, but finished it, but even while they had it she would try to... it is winter so they don't have grass.
I am thinking it might be boredom, but the horses do have each other to play with, and toys in there, like a jolly ball.
My main concern is there health, so is it okay if they eat their own manure. It is winter and it is frozen, but they still get some in them...