What is it call when a horse eats too much?
Watch the horse closely, provide plenty of water and call your veterinarian. Too much grain or concentrated feed (pellets etc) at one time can cause a horse to founder or colic. Call the veterinarian with the amount eaten and when and they will either give you instructions or come out to treat the horse.
horses can eat a majourity of things including hay, apples, oats, carrots and horse feed bought from stores. Horses cannot eat many things,too. If a horse eats too much than neccecary, then he/she will get sick. Also if your horse eats too much human food like sweets, or salty things, he/she will get sick.
It either dies or gets obese Well most likely the horse would get colic if it ate too many carrots at one time. If it was a one time occurrence then you don't need to worry about the horse becoming obese. But an episode of colic can be fatal if not seen to quickly enough. Always monitor everything your horse eats carefully.
A Shire horse eats a lot, often 15-20 kilos of good hey each day if trained a lot. And do not even think about cutting down on it, and give the horse free amount of hey as far as possible. When speaking of grain you have to be careful, especially when giving it to foals, yearlings and youngsters to avoid them "growing apart". A cold blooded horse like the Shire horse must not grow too…