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Re: [RC] [RC] Feeding on the ground? - April

I use a large flat pan to feed my endurance horse. It's actually an oil catch pan (for when you change your oil) I picked up for $6. This is great as he gets to push the food around and doesn't have to get through the dirt. Also, it retains the water and the vitamins he gets.

The other horse I feed out of a small 5 qt bucket, but he often dumps it to eat. But the ground isn't muddy or dirty where I feed him. He gets fed on a slight grade and the ground is worn smooth and this works fine. I keep threatening to get him a pan like the other horse, but haven't yet.

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On 2/2/07, Marirose Six <msix0779@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I feed on the ground for the reasons you mentioned. I do put any type of grain in a small bucket just so that they don't have to sift through the dirt to get it. Wild horses don't eat grain--so they don't have that issue. BTW, my critters don't get much grain either. JMO                        Marirose
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Subject: [RC] Feeding on the ground?

I would like to ask people if feeding the horse on the ground with out a pan is a bad thing and why? I mean in the wild everything they eat is on the ground and is much more natural for them to eat with their head down in grazing position not high up. We feed grain....

[RC] Feeding on the ground?, Thekids18049
Re: [RC] Feeding on the ground?, Marirose Six