Slowing Down a Faster Eater: Big Rocks or a Chain?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by RebeccaMI, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. rhinebeck

    rhinebeck Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2010
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    What hasn’t been suggested:

    Get permission to separate their pasture - they can still see each other and are next to each other but she can’t get his bucket and he will be in close proximity to her still.

    Can be done running a simple line down the pasture with electric fence.

    No stress on anyone then and BO can still go about feeding them wherever they wish
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  2. WildLittleWren

    WildLittleWren Full Member

    Jul 8, 2017
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    I would just buy a couple of round pen panels and put the mare in it when eating. Let her out when the old man is done. Slowing down her eating, she may just be smart enough to switch buckets, giving the gelding the harder to eat bucket...thus giving him less calories. This way too, they are still "together", they can see and touch each other if he has severe herd bound issues.

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