Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
Paddock or stable?
I wonder what peoples opinion is one which is the best to keep horses in, a paddock, or a situation where horses go in a stable at night and a paddock in the day.
Here in Australia there are lots of people who keep their horses solely in paddocks, but also many who use stables. I was wondering what people prefer most and why.
My girl is currently in a paddock that's about five or so acres with about 4 other mares and its had good trees and reasonable feed. When I came to this agistment place I was looking for a stable and am now on the waiting list for one.
One person has said they are looking to rent out a stable for three months as their horse is spelling. But now I am not so sure if I should stable her. One of the two paddocks for the stable has few trees and never any feed with about 10 horses in there, the other paddock is better but neither are as good as the one she is in right now.
Its summer right now, which is pretty hot, so what would people do in this circumstance, she seems very happy in her paddock and comes everytime I call her.