I have just become a mini owner. I was given a apparently 7-year-old mini from my barn owner. There are some issues arising from that as he is skinny and has had loose stool for quite some time. I am in contact with my vet about these issues. He does eat dirt, so I am looking for a mineral supplement to add to his diet (he also gets Equalizer and beet pulp). The main issue is hay. The hay quality is a lot better than it used to be, but the three minis on property are on a dry lot and they get fed hay twice a day. In the morning any time between 8 and 11 am. In the afternoon they generally get fed around 5 and that is it for the night. The amount that is fed lasts roughly an hour. So basically what I am trying to get around to is how often should they be going without hay? I also have a Thoroughbred and I am used to keeping hay in front of her 24/7. Also, how do you guys feed hay. Do you use hay nets or feeders? Any recommendations? If there are further details you need, please ask. I am sure I have left something out since there is so much stuff floating around in my brain. Thank you!