So this is my question? I have had my love of my life (Sandman) since Nov. 2006. He has been boarded outside and things have been fine. I am now moving him so he can be closer to me(due to gas and other rising costs and time) He is always low man on the totempole and with the Minnesota weather I am worried about getting him in a place where they have 6-8 other geldings outside 24/7. It seems like people here tend to keep alot of horses together outside with one shelter and seem to think that everyone will get in. I know for a fact at the barn I am at you can only have 3 horses together on bad weather nights (hail, snowstorm, ect. ) and if you have more, someone is pushed outside. What are your thoughts I know alot of people do pasture board and that is all I can afford but every place I check out has alot of horses outside all the time.
Also I went to a Hunter Jumper barn and they keep fly masks on all day and night? Is that dangerous( hard to see for the horses? ) I have never had one on him but there could come a time and place and I would like to know from anyone who might know.
Also we get some ice up here what kind of horseshoes do you guys suggest? If any? Pros/ cons.
Sorry so long but I have been to 10-15 places and am having a hard time.I just want my boy to be happy and stay healthy so we can keep working together.
Thanks Gen~ My heart is owned by Sandman!