Originally Posted by Endiku
^ GreySorrel, I apologize, those posts were not in any way meant for you. I've just seen too many inexperienced/careless owners give their horses a gram or two of bute like they give hay or water, and assume the horse is fine because its not limping. I don't think you mistreat your horses at all ;)
No harm at all...in fact, in March when we went to the plow day, we stopped giving wagon rides after doing it for about 5 hours or so. When asked why, I explained that my mares hadn't been harnessed in about 8 months or so, due to hoof issues all fall/winter. Others who were giving wagon rides drove their teams ALL day, and I personally think if your horse isn't fit or if they haven't had any work all winter, that is a bit much.
Thanks for the compliment.