My stabled mare is receiving a balanced diet of hay and grain, and she has a mineral block in her feeder. She is in training, so I know she is getting adequate exercise. However, on several occasions I have seen her eating dry manure. I haven’t noticed any of the other horses in the same barn doing this. Is she lacking a particular substance in her diet or is she just bored?
We have a remarkable older Warmblood mare who suffers from heaves. We just pulled her a way from all hay and have gone back to alfalfa cubes. They worry me as it seems she will not have enough roughage in her diet. What are you doing in this situation? Can one successfully breed a horse with this condition?
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