My husband was walking the field (3-4 acres) that will be pasture for my horses when we move up to Illinois. It has a hole in the ground, about 1 - 1 1/2 feet across and about 12-16 inches deep. I said it needed to be filled in so a horse doesn't step in it and hurt a leg or worst of all, break a leg. **His** brother said it wouldn't hurt a horse cause it is not deep enough to hurt a horse, and nothing needs to be done and it can be left as is.
Am I wrong? I still want it filled it, but hubby insists his **brother said it couldn't hurt a horse**.
His brother's expertise with horses? An old pony (20+ years old) someone gave them, and it got out of the fencing he put up for it. It got loose on their 130 acres, in the winter, and he figured it would just come home. It (or rather, what was left of it) was found that spring, dead.
No, they never rode the pony, nor spent time with it, nor did anything with it. Just put it in a fenced in area next to a pond for water. The pony was given to them in the late fall, and they only had a month or two before it got out.