My girl has been a messy eater since I got her. I bought her in January when she was 2yrs 8mo old. She’s now 3yrs 6months and it seems like it’s gotten worse in the past two months. She drops a LOT of feed. At first I thought she was dumping her bucket…but after trying several other buckets (permanently attached to the wall, rubber pail on the ground, etc.), she is still dropping grain.
I haven’t noticed anything foul smelling or soreness in her mouth when I feel around, so I’m not sure if it’s a dental issue or not. I’ve always been told horses don’t need their teeth floated until they’re around 5.
Am I being paranoid? Do any of you guys have horses that are messy eaters? Any suggestions on how to reduce the mess?