Is your horse at risk of colic, ulcers, laminitis/founder and boredom?
For horses to avoid colic, pasture or hay should be available to them preferably 24/7. A full stomach keeps the digestive tract moving, reducing the risk of colic. Horses should not go without food for more than 4 hours or they risk ulcers developing. Consumption of forage stimulates saliva, this reduces ulcer risk by buffering stomach acid. Slowing consumption means more grazing time for your horse. By reducing boredom, stable vices are less likely to develop. Horses usually graze for 12-20 hours a day if possible. Plus, slow feeding keeps insulin levels consistent in horses with laminitis and cushings.