How to leave a horse grazing outside of pasture?
I'm extremely new to horses, having only ridden maybe a dozen times in my life until getting my first horse only a few days ago. I joined this forum to help a little with my complete lack of knowledge, so here goes my first question. My horse's (Lily's) pasture is very small right now due to some property renovations where we will enlarge it hopefully in the near future. But right now she has no grass in her pasture and I don't want to spend more on hay than I have to, so I am tying her up outside of the pasture to graze. However, I was browsing through some of the threads on here and found several people saying that simply tying a horse up to something and leaving them is a really bad idea. But she still needs to graze so I was wondering if there is a way to tie her safely without having to be there. Or do I just need to let her pick her own grazing area while I am there with her so she doesn't wander too far?