So... we know a lot of non-horsey people and some authorities think mud should not be in a horse's life. What do you guys think? I know we have a lot of mud, but given the choice, the horses go out in it. Last year we brought in dirt and made the low part the high part. So all last winter, there was about 50x100 that was not muddy. And they NEVER went over there. I don't know if they thought the new dirt smelled funny or what, but they preferred to hang out everywhere else. So I don't feel particularly bad for mine. Generally, It's hoof deep at times, maybe a couple of inches above where they tend to congregate, like in front of the barn. But there's also fairly dry spots--like maybe 1/2" of sink in, if they wanted. I don't want to add anything to this to change the footing, because when it dries up, that's our arena. So I don't feel like it's cruelty or anything, but it occurs to me, even some horse owners would think so. Thoughts?