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post #11 of 29 Old 01-29-2016, 12:33 AM
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One of our geldings lives w/ 4 other horses. I've seen the girl that feeds standing out there while they eat their grain. I think they pretty much always have hay on the ground.
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post #12 of 29 Old 01-29-2016, 12:51 AM
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I have one slow Eater out of three horses. He gets his grain in his stall in the morning, because if I fed it to him in the pasture, he'd never eat it all. He's out on a round bale (coastal) all day, with my yearling colt. They graze abd pick at the round bale as they please. At night, he's brought into his stall, gets his dinner and fifteen lbs of good t/a. It takes him all night to eat this fifteen lbs. Where my mare would have it gone in three hours.

I would think it best to at least keep your pregnant mare separate for feeding, until she's foaled and is back on regular rations. That way you can be sure she's getting what she needs.
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post #13 of 29 Old 01-29-2016, 02:58 AM
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I would be concerned when the pregnant mare gets further in term.
I would look at various feeders, that looks as though it would get tossed around, moved by the horses.
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I will tie the feeders down, so I'm not worried about them being moved. I know the BO won't even put the hay in it if she has to go into the paddock, so it'll be affixed to the edge.

Thanks for all the input, everyone! Looks like my former "hands off" horse care has just become very "hands on"! But that's fine. I love being with them.

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If you can feed them in either a field or, in the morning a stable and at night. Also if at lunch you give Luna less food and more in her tea and breakfast and the fast eater more and less in her breakie and tea! Hope this helped xx
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Hey lol You have got to get some feed bags. Cashel makes a nice one. The first time you put one on makes any horse a believer. No worries with a bag, just stay with them while they eat and then pop off the bag.

Great advice from others about more piles than horses, but please keep the good eye on the pecking order. I have had the bullys worry so much about another horse getting their hay that the bully goes thin. go figure.

if you can see about the bags, adding vitamins and individual supplements and knowing their intake is a real stress reliever.
hope this helps a little!
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Hey lol You have got to get some feed bags. Cashel makes a nice one. The first time you put one on makes any horse a believer. No worries with a bag, just stay with them while they eat and then pop off the bag.

Great advice from others about more piles than horses, but please keep the good eye on the pecking order. I have had the bullys worry so much about another horse getting their hay that the bully goes thin. go figure.

if you can see about the bags, adding vitamins and individual supplements and knowing their intake is a real stress reliever.
hope this helps a little!
A big help, thanks! I never even thought of feed bags. :)
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