Oh believe me, she didn't go all day without eating. lol.
Her, along with every other horse that went riding that day (there was 6 of us), just came off of a thirty some acre pasture, not even that early in the morning... like.. 9 am. Then we stopped for lunch brake, grazed the horses in their halters for a long long time, ate our lunch, then rode again. It was about 4 hrs of riding before lunch, and 4 after. All five horses where then back in their lush pasture at about supper time.
Don't worry, I don't believe in 'starving' my horse or not allow them to eat either! Just as I would like to eat my lunch, so would they. lol. I just believe there is a time and place for it, and while you are riding is not it.
**edit** Actually, to clarify, 4 of them came off the thirty some acre pasture. The other two came off of a pasture closer to 10-15 acres. They all got their fair share of grass. lol. Plus, nutritionally wise, our hay here is probably some of the best. Most of the ranchers here who sell hay sell it out of state, many to Texas, one even sold some of his to a Zoo in Florida, or atleast so I've heard. Though being how gas prices have been recently, I doubt people in Fl still do that. lol. But, in the past when gas wasn't out the wazoo.. lol. We only get one cutting here because our growing season is so short, but what we do get is really good stuff.
Last edited by Amanda Marie; 12-31-2008 at 03:07 PM.