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post #31 of 31 Old 08-20-2013, 10:52 AM
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Put the hay out further apart...at least 10 m, if not more, and in many small piles. Small piles aren't worth fighting over and lot's of small piles require searching....no time to guard and chase.....
It is always small piles - takes them not more than 20 minutes to eat..
When I throw apples in the pasture, I throw them as far and wide as I can, and when each horse stops to eat I throw a few more to each one - the older one still needs to scare the younger one away - even though he is getting fat already..
I am not too worried - as the youngster still gains weight, but its just ridiculus and a bit damaging to the self confidence of the youngster he is way bigger than the older one, but gives in way too easy...

I have no idea what happens when or winter we put a round bale in the pasture for them to eat.. I might have to drag big piles away from it so both can eat calmly..
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