One of the things that I found most interesting about Belize's style of equine care was how most horses were grazed. Everywhere we went, we saw horses with ropes tied around their necks staked out alongside the road. Belize is quite green, and grass grows lushly everywhere. Most Belizeans are relatively poor so they take advantage of what mother nature provides.
For the most part, the horses looked round and fat. There were some though that were painfully thin. Our guide said that the thin ones were either old or had lazy owners. The gray pictured above is tethered exactly like all the others we saw: no halter, just a loop around the neck.
We saw many types of animals along the road grazing: chickens, goats, pigs, and horses. Everyone in the village knows to whom each animal belongs so there is no theft.
Hubby, who is not a rider and hasn't been on a horse in at least ten years, did a great job of keeping his horse on the trail and moving forward. His comment was something to the effect of, see, I listen! Meaning that when I think his eyes have glazed over as I discuss picking up the canter or doing 20-meter circles, he might actually be listening!