Hi everyone im new to the horse Forum stumbled across it at work today and found alot of the discussions quiet helpfull.
I have had Horses for most of my life however sold my last Yearling two years ago and have not got another horse up until two weeks ago when I bought a beautiful 16.1 hh solid Quarter Horse gelding.
He is nine years old and really has not done more than baby sit the weanlings at the stud that I bought him from.
This is the first time I have owned a horse that I did not have from very young and am finding some very bad habits.
He is on good pasture and I feed him twice a day both hard feed and hay but I find that he is woofing his hard feed down that fast he will start to cough I wet it all down but still doesn't help. I have never had a horse do this so im not sure how to stop him from doing it. Also when it comes to feed times he runs around the paddock absolutely mental bucking and carrying on if I shoo him off while im getting to his feed bucket im thinking that he is getting hot from what i'm feeding but it's only lucerne chaff oaten chaff barley bran and corn so not sure what his problem is. Any suggestions