I’m transitioning my TB to 24/7 pasture life (she’ll also receive hay when needed). She has been living on a dry lot for the last 8 months but was raised on grass pasture. Right now I’ve worked her up to almost two hours through increasing by 15 mins every day.
There seems to be two schools of thought here. One claims that once they reach 4 hours a day, they’re fine for 24/7 access. The other claims that they should be restricted to 4-5 hours a day for a week or so before fully transitioning to being on it all of the time.
She’s never had laminitis problems and is not particularly gluttonous. My vet is not being super helpful. What say you, COTH (in your experience)?
Also, if she misses a day here and there during the process, should I wind the clock back 15 minutes the next day? It’s occasionally difficult for me to get out there every day.
Pic of her included to show the pasture condition. It’s not terribly lush as this is a high desert area. (I removed the halter after this pic was taken).