oa SA Horseman - What horses REALLY want breed management

Volume 6, Issue 4
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What do our horses really want (need) in terms of their environment for their overall physical and mental health, and what do we humans want and can and or are prepared to give them? We are repeatedly reminded that horses are prey animals and that their natural habitat is wide open spaces: Prairies, savannah, steppes and veld. That they are social, herd animals and that they need to eat copious quantities of low-quality forage almost constantly while on the move!

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