Wow, that is some awesome advice!! Thanks everyone! I actually ask because I am selling one of my mares. Someone looked at her and really liked her, but they asked if I thought she would be okay on pasture with nothing else to eat. The idea really shocked me at first, because I keep my horses in stall or paddocks with hay and sometimes grain. I worry about turning them out on long grass because I've heard of obstructions from overgrazing on long grass. I let them graze on short grass all the time. I also worry about inadequate grass supply, lack of nutrition, and lack of shelter in a pasture situation. How many acres would it take to support one horse on pasture alone? This person says she has 10 acres with another horse already on it, and she wants to buy my mare and put her out there. 10 acres with NO hay or grain seems like not enough to support 2 horses. What do you think?
The basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
He's of the color of the nutmeg and of the heart of the ginger.
His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch,
And his countenance enforces homage.
- William Shakespeare