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[RC] Feeding hay on the ground - Kristi Schaaf

Due to the warnings about sand colic, etc, I started
out feeding my horses their hay in Rubbermaid water
tanks. Being prey animals, I believe they didn't like
that they couldn't see what was going on around them
when they had their heads in the tanks. So, they would
always flip the hay OUT of the tanks with their noses
and then eat it off the ground anyway. I've given up
on using any sort of container and just throw the hay
on the ground and they don't toss hay around any more.
: - ) I also just throw the hay on the ground in front
of them while tied to the trailer or a hitch rail at
rides, as any sort of hay container, net, etc just
seems to annoy them, and I prefer their noses kept
down near the ground while they're eating anyway. When
camping, it's almost painful to see other horses with
necks and heads bent all weird as they eat hay hung in
a hay net above them like they're giraffes or


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