Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Williams, Arizona
• Horses: 0
Horse in probably not bored. Just trying to get something in her stomach to dilute the acid. They can't turn it on and off like we can ya'know. Some horses learn to sip water constantly to keep the acid diluted.
They may over eat at first but most soon learn to self regulate in time with free choice hay. Alfalfa might be a problem for some. Mine get's free choice bermuda grass hay with some buffalo grass and weeds pasture.
If they start gaining weight, use a hay net to keep something in the stomach but not too much. Keeps them busy and something else to eat other than the fence.