Hi, I'm new to this website and trying to find out some information about horses and training them. Please don't laugh to loud, only kidding. Laugh as hard as you want about these questions. I do have to give you some background info on the neighbors. They are being investigated for wetlands violations. They claim that their horses are trained so well that they do not defecate while being ridden in a horse ring. They also claim that they had to train them so well because points are taken away during horse shows if they defecate. They also claim that their horses do not eat grass. They claim that they feed them so much inside the barn that they will not eat grass while out in the pasture. Mind you, there is barely a spot of grass in their pasture as the horses have eaten it all. Since stating these facts at a wetlands hearing against them, these folks have been spreading bales of hay all over their pasture to try and keep the horses from eating what is left of the grass there. I would appreciate any comments on these issues. Ok, you can stop laughing now.
I had a reply from a horse judge that went on to say that these folks should have their horses on Animal Planet and that they should go on the road to train other peoples horses for them since they have done the impossible with their horses.
I've also had a reply saying that it's no wonder they don't defecate, you have to feed them in order for them to do that.