Re: Our pony Flirt in trouble again!!
Thank you Sherry, Amy, and Lorna for your thoughtful and helpful responses.
Fortunately I did think about soaking daily and how that could worsen his already soft soles. I have been doing it every 3rd day but will now stop.
Everyone mentioned that “tight” diet. I thought I had come a long way, but I know I must make it much tighter. Amy your experience really has motivated me.
The hay I had was just under a combined 10%. I was probably feeding too much as well. I am now soaking for an hour before feeding. Will test new hay and soak regardless in smaller quantity. I have been increasing his Timothy cubes and backing off the hay during this time of stress. He likes the cubes and is not over weight.