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How to Prevent Horses From Bolting Feed

Slowing your speedy eater down at mealtime can help prevent issues such as choke and wasted feed.
Prevent Horses From Bolting Feed


Horses naturally compete for food in a pastured herd, moving from pile to pile of forage. Some horses learn to eat fast to avoid missing out on a meal, especially if they’re older or lower in the herd hierarchy. Further, forage restriction can cause a horse to go into survival mode, increasing their rate of consumption.

In this volume of Stable Management, our sources discuss ways to prevent feed-bolting behavior.

  • The consequences of bolting feed
  • How to assess your feeding system
  • Tips for slowing down mealtime

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