Opinions on nightly turn-out
I board my horse at a ranch where he is normally turned out in the morning after feeding, then pulled in late afternoon / early evening and stalled at night.
They have decided to start turning the horses out after their second feeding at night and then bringing them IN during the day, since it's 100 degrees during the afternoons here now. They said for July and August they would make this change. They have fans in the barn, so it is cooler in the barn. One of the pastures has trees coverage for shade, but the other pasture is completely open, so they felt like this was better for the horses.
If you owned a horse and had it boarded there, what would you do? Would you be ok with this change? What are the problems, if any, in doing it this way?
I do have the option to keep him in at night and turned out during the day, but. . .
What do you think?