So we moved and I'll be going from full care board with pasture turnout to self-care with dry lot turnout. The new barn is less than 2 minutes from our house, but I'm trying to avoid having to go multiple times a day. The barn manager won't feed but will turn out in the morning, so if I did that my mare would have free choice hay all day (dry turnout) until I got there in the evening to grain her. My concern though is that if I go down in the evenings, whether just to feed, to groom, to ride, she won't be focused because all she'll be thinking about is food and I don't want her to associate seeing me at night to food only and not focus on what we might be working on. The only other thing I can think of is going down in the morning, feeding and turning her out myself, then going back in the evenings to ride, bring her in, etc. I don't know, self-care is a new concept to me! We live in the high desert in California so right now riding in the evenings is the best bet. What do you self-carers do? When do you feed?