HORSE-FIGHTING -- LEADING TO FEEDING PROBLEMS ?

Asked March 24, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

Skye[gelding] is with other horses , about 15 of them.There are continuos attacks on Skye , and over the last 8 months , 9 big scars is evident all over his body. Can this relate to loss of weight and condition ? Urgent please , and thankyou !

Outside United States

1 Response

I don't think there is any question that this in contributing to weight loss and lack of condition. When this horse goes to eat may be when he gets chased away from the feeder. This hierarchy is natural on horse herds, as there is always one that is lowest in rank. I would suggest feeding this one separately, or moving him into a smaller herd.