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Free choice hay at shows
dogsnhorses
Reg. Jan 2016
Posted 2020-02-13 11:08 AM
Subject: Free choice hay at shows


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Interested in opinions on feeding free choice hay at shows. I keep  hay bags full for my horses at trailer while at shows, before and after they run. I hope that cuts down chances of ulcers and does not impede performance. 

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babbsywabbsy
Reg. Feb 2016
Posted 2020-02-13 11:12 AM
Subject: RE: Free choice hay at shows


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I always let mine munch on hay while at shows, hauling, in their stalls. Basically if they're not on pasture they've got hay. I feel like it keeps their bellies happy :)

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JLazyT_perf_horses
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2020-02-13 11:14 AM
Subject: RE: Free choice hay at shows



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Mine have Hay Chix nets at all times while at shows, but I do pull when I'm saddling to make my run. I don't saddle in advance, I saddle when I need to get on. Otherwise the only time while traveling they don't have it is in the trailer on the road 

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FLITASTIC
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2020-02-13 11:38 AM
Subject: RE: Free choice hay at shows



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Absolutely! At home they have free access to grass hay 24/7 so on the road nothing changes. 

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Go Lucky Dun
Reg. Jan 2019
Posted 2020-02-13 12:29 PM
Subject: RE: Free choice hay at shows



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First thing I do when I unload, is hang their hay bag.  Then go get water.  Traveling and competing is stressful. I want to keep ulcers away. I want them to be happy!

 I feel so bad that I see horses standing at their trailers all day with nothing.  You can sure bet their owners have lunch and supper while they are there!

Horses are made to pretty much have constant input of forage. Its trouble when they don't for extended periods of time.

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Delta Cowgirl
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2020-02-14 5:40 PM
Subject: RE: Free choice hay at shows



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24/7 hay access away from home

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