gobbling oats

paddi (seamstob@telusplanet.net)
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 22:02:07 -0800

My mare eats like she is at a pig feeding trough. Stuffs her mouth as
full as possible , drops it out the sides. I had her teeth floated also
and that just seemed to speed her up.
The good side of this is she sure can consumn alot of food at the hold
I also find whole oats in her manure sometimes. I think that whole oats
don't digest completely. She eats to fast to grind them all up and so
some become fiber.
I feed whole oats to my gelding who enjoys eating slowly and takes time
to chew his food. No sign of oats in his manure.