Originally Posted by weefoal
Tremor she does need to cut the hay back. A bale of hay a day is an outrageous amount of hay for a mini. Instead of letting him fill up on hay let him eat a complete feed (but still feed hay!) I believe I also helped you learn how to feed when I saw your horses pic on LB :)
Ahh, I thought her feeding arrangement was close to mine. Hay bale in front of them with more than one horse eating.
But then again I feed BIG round bales and have seven horses. A full square bale is what mine would eat in a day or two. (I'm guessing. We sometimes feed a half of a square bale a day when the round bale is eating slow. So then they have two hay sources.
So, no definitely not one square bale a day for ONE horse. Definitely cut back.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you supposed to only feed 2-3 FLAKES a day per horse? (I may be wrong. I don't feed squares to one horse unless they're stalled. Then I go by how much will fit in a hay bag and how fast they eat it. I only stall horses if absolutely needed; as I have other means of shelter for my horses such as lean to's and the barn.)