I know that he has never been pastured. I have 10 acres of grass pasture and with the price of hay, I wanted to use it as much as possible. I was advised to ease him on it ,so I grazed him just 20 mins a day for the fist week and then an hour the next week. I had him up to 2 hrs a day at the end of the month. He was still getting hay and oats tho a smaller ration. He is a 13yr. Old MFT. Went out one morn and he could barely walk. I feel so bad. I did this to him. He is better now. ( its been about 10 days since) My question is have anyone been thru this with their horse. Will I be able to ride him again and when will I know?
He seems pretty good now. Thanks for your input.