The horses of today are already properly bred to the current riding horse. Yet their body is still the “wild” horse who wants to walk for miles and has to eat non-stop until every four hours (if they don’t, they get a quicker chance of colic, stomach ulcers, etc.).
Take a look at this schedule:
|Wild horse||Stable horse|
|60% food – Walking, daily> 30 Km|
10% other activities such as play, social interaction, sex
| 15% food – Still|
3% other activities such as playing, social interaction, sex
That’s why I have my horses outside as much as possible in a group with 24/7 roughage. In the winter they stand in the stable and during the day in the Paddock Paradise.