Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
- find out for sure. No sense worrying if there's no need.
Option 1: take some metal panels or electric tape and a charger (battery if no electricity in your area, electric if you have access to an outlet) and make a small enclosure for them. Practice this ahead of time and get them used to a small amount of grass and this fencing arrangement in your own yard.
Option 2: highline them or tie to your trailer overnight.
Option 3: Grazing muzzles with a very small hole when out at grass, and feed the horses full of hay before you turn them out in the pasture. Again, get the horses used to the muzzles at home to be sure they won't get them off.
Option 4: pen/electric corral AND the muzzles if you're really worried
Depending on where your horses currently live and what type of foliage/climate the Idaho property has, you may not have much to worry about. By late summer, a lot of mountain pasture areas aren't much different than standing dry hay anway....