I have a 2yr old (Which some of you know) paint gelding.
He has a serious problem of attacking the feed bucket. He paws at it while eating, he throws his feed out of it, he bolts it, he just terrorizes it.
Its a side feeder so its attached to the wall. Before feeding he gets his feet stuck in the bucket pawing at it. If I use a removeable bucket he knocks it over and wastes food. But with the side feeder he knocks the food out of there he just is a pig. I have put rocks in the bucket, I have tried everying that I personally could think of. Have any ideas? I can get infront of him and the feed and he doesn't so anything, no pin his ears or get aggressive. I tried working on his patience, and it just makes him go for the food 10X worse.