My OTTB is a choker...
He is low man in the pecking order so often he was chased away from food when kept in a herd situation of group fed before I got him.
So he learned to grab a huge mouthful and bolt it down running away, he would then return and do the same as he was chased off.
Today he never
eats dry food....everything feed wise is at the least wet with water and preferably soaked and expanded already.
His hay is dry but there are enough piles out he can eat even if moved off he is not
chased...no choke on hay, only the dratted feed.
He eats locked in a stall where he is safe to eat at his pace, snail pace... and no one can steal his rations.
With that he is better, but once a choker always a choker and never again do I wish to watch nor put my horse through that ordeal.
Since we wet/soak I also now easily give extra salt to increase water intake and I pour minimum of 3 gallons over his feed he dutifully drinks and licks every drop of it up.
Any supplements, worm medication all go in the pan, watered and stir to mix it up...the horse loves to eat his feed so nothing is ever wasted or left behind.
a slob of a eater, but we feed on the floor from large round pan feeders and have a large clean stall mat under the pan that catches all the droppings...and all are licked up clean as a whistle.
Since the last episode of choke now almost 2 years ago...no repeats and I hope to keep it that way too.