Q: What are your thoughts on how to manage/care for horses?
A: I firmly believe that horses are the happiest and healthiest when they are allowed to be turned out 24/7 in a herd where they can socialize. Since this is not always possible, we need to do our best to approximate it.
Horses are designed to forage and our feeding should mirror that. Of course, since the soil is not what it used to be, and our demands are often high, vitamin and mineral supplementation is necessary. We should not underestimate the stresses our horses feel based on how we feed them, and the experiences we give them.