Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
...I have never seen pens like thatbsms, are they common in the states?...
Depends. In southern Arizona's desert, it is about 100%. I doubt Mia has ever seen a grass field. 30 miles south of me, and a few thousand feet higher, people might have horses in grass fields. Trooper worked a ranch in Utah, and the mountains there had plenty of grass.
But in the area where I live, pretty much all horses live in dirt corrals and have their hay and water provided. All my horses believe water is found in rubber buckets. They are afraid of water found in the open. We ride them around mud puddles as they snort and blow and cast worried glances at what I guess they believe is a broken water line.
I've never ridden them across grass. This picture from yesterday is their normal riding. The long sleeves and bandana protect me
from the sun. It was 8 Am and in the low 90s:
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."
Last edited by bsms; 06-15-2013 at 07:06 PM.