Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky
Encourage aggressive horses to eat slowly.
Horses that eat fast and aggressively should be encouraged to eat more slowly. Horses that bolt their food have a tendency not to chew it before swallowing. There are several management tactics to use to slow aggressive eaters:
- Feed in large shallow troughs.
- Put bricks or softball-size rocks in the feed trough.
- Feed extruded feeds.
- Mix in chopped hay.
- Mount a wire ring inside the feed trough.