All my life, my horses came when I called them. I felt like @ACinATX , if the horse didn't come when called, then that was VERY BAD. But then we moved to 40 acres of lush grass, and they didn't come when called. When my husband and I got older and keeping cows and mending fences and mowing pasture was too hard, we moved to a smaller 10 acre place. My horses sometimes do come when called, when they feel like it. In the spring, when the grass is lovely, they won't even come up to eat. I have to go down with a halter to bring them up for meals. So, it just goes to show. Ya live and learn.