Originally Posted by PaintedBandit
That's what I'd been expecting all along. I hate the idea of it though. My girl was born and raised in the South and she's certainly already going to be knocked off balance by the MUCH colder weather up there plus no grass to graze on at any point during the year? I almost feel like I should just leave her here in NC but going anywhere without my pony is not an option.
Some barns have limited grazing they use for part of the year. Ours used to turn the horses out at night onto the pastures during the summer and bring them back into the dry lots during the day. That said, I don't think they did that the last couple years I was there, as the weather was drier than it should have been and the fire danger extremely high.
Horses adapt and don't get hung up on these things like we do. My horse has survived moving from Colorado, to the East Coast, back to Colorado, and then to the UK.