Posted 2014-06-02 10:21 AM (#7002834) Subject: Keeping your horses in the pasture versus being in a stall??
We all have an opinion on what is best for our horses but what.are the benefits of keeping them in a stall other than to keep them prettier?? This is NOT referring to horses that need stall rest for medical conditions.
Posted 2014-06-12 1:45 PM (#7008550 - in reply to #7002834) Subject: RE: Keeping your horses in the pasture versus being in a stall??
Location: Deep South
I don't think there are any. Horses are designed to be outside moving around and grazing. I like to put mine in stalls to feed them, just to keep them separated and prevent them from squabbling, but other than that I want them out, moving freely with their heads down in the position that is most natural for them.
Posted 2014-10-02 1:03 PM (#7059018 - in reply to #7002834) Subject: RE: Keeping your horses in the pasture versus being in a stall??
I say let them be a horse and stay out in a pasture.
My good mare had a short career because I wanted her to be pretty and slicked off. She got to go outside once a week and graze. She had ulcers and arthritis. I blamed it on being stalled too much. She only lasted running barrels until she was 12. So from now on I turn all of mine out. They stay sound and sane!