Reply To: Boredom and Hay waste

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I’m sure they’ll appreciate the shelter! My OTTB is my main hay waster – she picks through and spreads out a pile, and uses what she deems “unedible” as bedding – usually because it’s dirty from getting spread out in the stall or dusty from being on the ground. Feeders and nets had worked really well for her. My other mare isn’t a pig, but isn’t smart enough to not poop where she eats – her pasture mates appear to enjoy throwing hay, because there is a 3 foot ring around the round bale feeder of discarded hay. Drives me nuts – if I was the barn owner, all of the pastures would have slow feet nets on the bales!

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