Hey all. A little pissed today.
It was just brought to my attention that the horse I’m leasing has not been turned out in over a month, seemingly as retaliation to me (his leassee - NOT OWNER) moving him to another facility; ironically, due to what I feel is subpar care.
Anyways, he is being moved to a facility with pasture board and his owner and I agree that is the best option for him at this time. However, since being made aware of him receiving 0 turnout and “4 flakes of hay” a day (I’ve never seen hay in his stall), should I be concerned about 24/7 access to grass and hay right off the bat? Since learning this news, I’m now considering a grazing muzzle for the day time then slowing transitioning him to more and more time with it off.
Thoughts? Any recommended transition periods?
ETA: Located in Tennessee USA