Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out perfectly for when we have to leave and when the horse feeders are available…
So, on a very rare occasion (like Christmas Eve…), I will double feed. I know that no one will be there to feed during the exact next feeding period (Christmas morning) – but I also know that the next feeding period won’t be that late, either (Christmas day).
I did this yesterday. I double fed.
The horses felt that they had hit the jackpot! Double food! Whoopeee!
I gave them a nice, healthy helping of hay that they like… and then I added another healthy helping of perfectly good hay that they don’t really like into their slow feeders. This hay I call the Ugh Hay.
The idea here is that they will push around the Ugh Hay – until they absolutely have to eat it. Therefore, it will last longer.
There is nothing wrong with the Ugh Hay, it is simply lower in sugars and starch and they don’t like it.
So, that is what I did yesterday evening. I double fed and the horses were in hay heaven!
…Oh but how the happy tide turned today when I arrived home after missing their morning feeding.
The horses were pissed. (Believe me, all of them could stand to miss a meal or two…)
So, I got out my camera and took pics as I headed to the barn to feed. I wanted to document their emotions.
(There was not a scrap of the Ugh Hay left, by the way…)
PICS OF MY HORSES – GIVING ME THE ‘WHAT FOR’ after missing their feeding time.