Horses are basically ‘homebodies’ and prefer familiar surroundings.
Lessons from the wild
The vital ‘lessons from the wild’ will be applied in the management of our projected Paddock Paradise.
Bands of (horse) family members move along familiar routes or tracks as they travel great distances to different places in their various territories.
Because horses are animals of prey, they instinctively move in close (single-file) formation across these home ranges as they seek out forage, water, rolling spots, other herds with whom they wish to interact and other activities essential to their biology and survival.
The ‘lessons from the wild’ provide us with the essential guidelines for constructing Paddock Paradise. If we violate the lessons too much, we will be stuck with expensive hoof care and vet bills.