Again. And. Again. And. Again. Repeat.

I shouldn’t be surprised, but Every. Single. Time. This.  Happens. I get so frustrated.

It’s August. And we’ve made it about 1 year and 3-4 months with Subi eating.

So why am I shocked that he’s suddenly decided that eating is optional again?

And yet I am.

I swear this horse will be the  death of me.

He was eating fine and now. BAM. He’s suddenly leaving at least a half a bucket of grain behind. I have no idea why. I never have any idea why. He just DOES THIS.

He sort of didn’t eat Saturday, but only left a 1/3 of his grain behind at breakfast.

Sunday my husband said he left maybe a handful or 3, but that’s pretty normal.

Monday: half his grain.

Tuesday: half his bucket.

What’s worse is I know, even before he eats that he’s not going to eat well. He’s not waiting at his spot for breakfast either. Normally he hangs out waiting  for breakfast, but nope, not now. I have coax him into walking up to his tree for breakfast. His a little better at dinner, but not really.

That sad thing is this is normal.  We go through this ALL. THE. TIME.  But, I had a nice year plus of false security of EATING where I forgot that my horse doesn’t eat.

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20 year old pain in the ass

I’m going to try a reset and see if I can get him eating again, but who knows.  We’ll start back with just a scoop of Omalene 200 (but I have a feeling the feed store didn’t give me the Omalene 200 RT — the wet version — so I may need to spend more and  get another bag of the wet extra gooey stuff to try and be more appealing. I don’t want the dry stuff) and see if I can get him eating that. If I can, maybe I can slowly mix back in the Equine Senior?

Feeds Subi Won’t Eat:

  • Triple Crown Senior
  • Purina Ultium
  • Strategy
  • Buckeye Senior Pellet
  • Buckeye EQ8 Senior (I think we tried this one?)
  • Nutrena Safechoice Senior
  • Purina Omalene 500 (we ate this for a year plus before it became a no go)
  • Purina Equine Senior Active (ate this for 3 years before the formula changed)
  • Nutrena Proforce Fuel

Anyway, today I hate my horse. I’m sure I’ll feel differently when he decides to eat again.

He likes Progressive Senior Sweet but I can’t seem to get it without driving 80 miles to Bucks County and I just can’t do that right now.

3 thoughts on “Again. And. Again. And. Again. Repeat.

  1. oh no….but he looks good in the photo. I have never had a horse that didn’t enjoy eating (AHEM FAT BUCKSKIN). But have had friends who have struggled. I hope it is a momentary thing and he starts eating like a pro again. Does he eat hay even if he is not eating grain??? He sure is cute though even if he is a pill about eating 🙂

    PS did you ask at Oxford Feed and at the one on Lewisville Road (my farrier owns it but i can’t remember the name) maybe they can do an order for you even if it costs more it beats 80 miles!!

    • Crown Stone (?) on Lewisville can order it I think (but I don’t know if there is a minimum # of bags…), Oxford can’t get it. But at this point, who knows if he’ll eat it again? Right now he’s sort of eating beat pulp and straight omalene 200 with extra molasses… He was less happy when I threw in extra fat this morning. Idiot horse. I won’t murder him.

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