I've posted lots of egg pictures recently, but I couldn't resist posting a couple more...
Remember the really HUGE egg? Well, here is its opposite:
Maggie has been doing something strange lately, so I called the vet and arranged a farm call. Yes, some doctors do still make house calls!
Maggie has lost a few teeth, and it is more difficult for her to chew her food. The strange habit she has developed is just a symptom of her food not being chewed well enough, and getting stuck in her throat. It is time to make a major change to her diet. She'll no longer be tossed flakes of hay while corralled with the other horses. I'll chop grass hay for her. She will also get soaked alfalfa cubes and more senior feed, perhaps in a mash. Plus it's time to up the calories to add fat for winter.
Horses, just like people, have different nutritional needs as they age. It's a bit more work, but it means better health, and perhaps a longer life. Maggie is definitely worth it!