We dry lot and corral as well. Its Texas, and grass just doesn't grow too well, especially in the summer. We have 30 or so acres fenced in, and 40 horses owned or boarded here (27 of those being MINIS though) and they're all fat, exercised, and happy. The minis are all on a 2.5 acre dry lot with NO grazing whatsoever, the full sized horses are rotated. We have a 12 acre 'pasture' but 2/3 of that pasture is wooded and doesn't grow grass. The grass part is rotated every 3 days and supplies a bit of grazing for the horses, but not much. They have plenty of shade, ad lib hay, and water. Easy keeping horses are dry lotted as well, though their dry lot is 3 acres. Our 'stalls' are pipe 3 sided shelters with metal roofs. Our individual paddocks (we only have two) are 1.5-2 acres and have grass, but again, it is sparse. The horses aren't suffering.
Behind this filly is one of our individual paddocks. As you can see, its eaten down to nubs. Grass doesn't grow well in the summer at ALL here. It is better in the winter, but not by a lot.
This is what our dry lot looks like. Grazing? No. Are the horses suffering? I don't think so ^_^
This is about as grassy as it gets for us.
We would LOVE to have a lot of grazing, but its just not an option. We do the best we can, and our horses are healthy, so I'd say we aren't doing too terrible.
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