THIS IS A COLLECTION OF WRITINGS THAT EMBODIES MY HORSEMANSHIP PHILOSOPHIES. USE THEM AS A REFERENCE, A RESOURCE, A GUIDE TO BETTER UNDERSTANDING, OR SIMPLY GOOD READING FOR THE HORSE LOVER.
Manger Rage: Are You Creating a Monster?
In my part of the world this is the time of year we start putting out hay. The pastures are down for the count; not only snow-covered and dormant but at least for this year, the good stuff is pretty much used up. So it’s timey to break out the hay (and my checkbook!) and start the ritual of winter feeding. While for me it is seasonal, for many horse people this is a year-round thing, the only viable way to keep a horse’s belly full.
It would seem there’s not much to it once you’ve figured out how to satisfy your horse’s nutritional and “chewing time” needs; you put his hay on the ground or in a feeder, maybe add in some grain if he needs a little extra zip in his diet, and your horse takes care of the rest. It is very easy to get blasé about a chore that is so mundane.
Easy, but wrong.