Originally Posted by travlingypsy
If your barn was totaly nasty and the paddocks (turnouts as well as run outs for stalls) had mud where the horse sank to their knees and were living in stalls that some times hadnt been cleaned in 3 days. Not to mention the buckets are never scrubbed out. Is that just neglecting your barn or the horses also?
I think so. That said, the place where I board, they don't scrub the buckets out. I scrub my horse's every time I'm out there (I try to get out every day) because he is a dunker. I think the buckets should be scrubbed every day. Not sure why our BO doesn't.
The stalls should be cleaned every day. Who wants to live in, sleep on poop.
As far as feeding your horse and not working it - that's not abuse. There are a lot of horses in that situation. The good thing is, the horses are
getting fed. I've been having knee problems over the last few months and I haven't ridden my horse at all. He gets turned out but no specific activity.