Friday, May 6, 2011
There is a small piece of grass in between the barn and the pasture where my horses go out.
Rather than mowing this grass, I hand graze each of my horses for a few minutes on the way in or out of the barn. They think this is great (although I believe they would like more than a few minutes.) The picture above was taken at Leverett but you get the idea.
Occassionally, I will lead the horses forward to a "better" spot of grass. For me, this means somewhere that needs to be mowed.
The mares believe they know better than I do. If I lead them forward, they will graze backwards (taking steps back as the eat) until they are back in the spot where we started.
You can lead a horse to water (or grass) but he or she will make their own decisions!