Horses — eating off the ground, snuffling up bits of this and that and oh, so tenderly snipping JUST the right blade of grass.
Or leaf, or weed, or twig, or even a pebble or two.
And you say … horrors? and I say … AWESOME!
This is the way horses are created to eat!
Head down, sinuses and bronchial tubes draining, no chaff or other tidbits getting into the eyes or nose from uplifted face … and c.a.l.m. Horses are calm when they’re grazing down.
And picking up pebbles here and there to chew on? Heck, they keep their teeth ‘floated naturally’ that way.
What about the way the entire lower jaw drops forward so the teeth can align properly for optimal chewing and wearing?
The variety … ohhhhhh, the variety of natural forages there are.
Natural horses have been eating this way for thousand of years. Head down grazing forages … no buckets, no hay nets, no rubber mats on the ground. All of that ‘stuff’ is really for the horses’ humans’ conveniences. Not theirs.
They’re happy just snuffling along with their noses in the dirt and grass.
Cause that’s the way it’s ‘posed to be.