Originally Posted by Palomine
Quit worrying about this. If he doesn't eat one meal, he is not going to drop dead.
Put feed in. If he hasn't eaten by time you need to turn out, turn him out anyway.
He will decide to eat, trust me.
I don't agree with this. It's true that missing one meal isn't going to kill the horse. But I have seen horses that are always too anxious to eat because of how they are managed, and will drop a lot of weight. Just doing the same thing every day won't necessarily solve the issue of his anxiety to go out. He may just skip his grain every day. It can take a long time to eat 6 lbs. Of feed. If he really needs that to keep weight on then you have to figure out how to get him to relax and eat it.