This is my first post, so, be kind, please.
I have three horses; QH gelding who is 8yo, QH mare who is 22yo, and a Holsteiner WB gelding who is 15 yo. I have about 16 acres of pasture for them. But, they appear to want to spend all their time during the day standing/sleeping up in the direct sunlight in the dusty sand, instead of being out in the pastures and or just simply out of the sun in their lean-to’s.
Now, I must admit, I am not there 24/7, so I’m only catching a glimpse of their day; perhaps they are spending a lot of time out in the green pastures, and it’s just my timing. But, at the same time, it worries me that it’s so coincidental that nearly every time I come to see them, even if I switch up the times of day, they seem to always be there, in the dusty sand, in the direct sunlight.
They appear to be happy and have good demeanors. Their body weights are good, too (except for my WB, but he’s always a hard keeper, and I’ve got that under control).
Anyone have any ideas? It drives me bonkers!