does it matter what time you feed your horse, just so the feedings are at the same time every day?
No it doesn't matter as long as you feed them at least twice a day and try to space the feedings out a few hours...morning and evening and hopefully about the same time every day...they get anxious when they anticipate being fed and you stress them out when you are late...they get in a routine and need to be fed close to the same time every day to avoid this kind of stress.... just like you! you expect to eat at certain times of the day and your stomach tells you when you are close to that time, right? Animals are not much different....
Horses are not native to America. They are native to the deserts in Arabia and the Russian Steppes around Kazakhstan. The best horesemen on ther planet (American Natives and Rodeo excepted) are Cossacks. That is where they first came into contact with people and we first started to admire their strength.
We had an old Cossack named Hai Sring out here to teach us what we at the Fort Worth Rodeo didn't know about horses. He was a horse whisperer and then some. You could fill a few encyclopedias with what he said and he only said a third of what he knew. Texas A&M was very glad to put him on staff and that is the way to be! Talk about a great concidence! That made him priceless to the ASPCA. Nothing wrong with that, let me clue you.
The Cossacks didn't become legends of horsemanship by accident. They earned it by pure talent and experience. Feeding on a solar schedule was only one of them. What Hai Sring taught our farriers will benefit the whole profession from here on out.
I only wish I kept a tenth of what Hai Sring taught us. It is humbling when some old guy from Russia tells you more about what you know best, but I am just proud he shared that with us!
Hey, the more you know, the better it gets!
That is all very interesting...but just HOW are you answering the original question????