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post #11 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 03:40 AM
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The fact that he's getting hay, grazing, salt and water does not mean that he really gets all what he needs - hay, pastures and water can be checked to see what "ingredients" they have - what is the mineral balance in them. He might be lacking something in that department - or getting too much and trying to balance it out.

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post #12 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 08:13 PM
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Most all pasture and hay are deficient in some mineral or other; which ones in particular depend on the soil in that particular region and how the field is maintained. Hay also loses its nutritional value to older it is, so even if you had perfectly balanced hay when it was cut, it would be much less nutritious 6 months down the road.

Feeding a ration balancer is an easy, inexpensive way to make sure a horse is getting all the required nutrients. I really like Triple Crown 30% Supplement, but most feed companies make at least one ration balancer formula.
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 08:19 PM
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My guess would be a lack of proper nutrition or just plain hunger. If it's really cold outside, he could need more hay to keep himself warm.
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