I lost my 20 year old horse in a pasture accident today. She was kicked in the femur and it was fractured. She thankfully did not suffer long. Aside from feeling so sad and shocked I am feeling really guilty as a horse owner. I lost another horse in a freak pasture accident several years ago and I had hoped that lightning would not strike me twice. My horses seem to be so happy living in pasture with a herd, but now I question whether its the right thing to do.
I have one other horse that I have decided to move into a large mare motel where he can still see and visit with other horses so I think he will be happy. Can a horse be happy with several hours of turnout a day?