Re: How do people soak hay when the horse is at a boarding facility
Thank you, Kirsten and Cass, for your thoughts. Both hay analyses are in Cadet's CH folder (from July and August of this year). I started out feeding the higher S/S hay, but noticed some return of his supraorbital fat and crest. These changes resolved with feeding the lower S/S hay. Kathleen has balanced it for me and they are eating it with all of her recommended additives (yay!), so I think we'll continue with this for now. Avoiding another laminitis episode is my number one priority for Cadet. I am supplementing Ruger with additional TBCs and watching him closely for weight loss. The horses do eat much more than 2% of their body weight when fed this hay free choice.
Cass, I love your suggestions for using the soak water. I'll keep them in mind in case I need to soak hay in the future. Thankfully, it has started raining here on Whidbey Island.
Island County, Washington, USA
Cadet Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Aunna%20and%20Cadet
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