Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
I had moved my horse to a new place a few months ago. She went from night pasture, hay, and 2 cups of grain 2x a day, to 24 hr pasture, hay and same grain. She blew up like a blimp and got kindof dull. The BO had *perfect* food management and ......
Now she's at a place that has dry paddocks, pretty much all day hay and 2 cups grain 2x a day.
The *perfect* place was causing me sleepless nights. I had originally told her that my horse was getting 2x cups a grain a day. She felt that my horse should be getting a quart more than that. Her program was making her kindof dullish, and what really scared me was that quite a few times when I would get her out to ride, she was damp between her legs and girth area. With no reason. My thought was OMG, a founder waiting to happen.
I feel much better with her diet as it is now. All hay, and 2 cups of grain!!!!!
If you are posting here, it's a concern. Her access needs to be limited . The good thing is that winter is coming and the grass will not be growing. Like already said, she needs a better grain since she gets little. My horse did much better at the very first place with night pasture, stalled with 2 flakes of hay during the day.