I am about to move my gelding from grass to DIY livery where he will be in during the day and out during the night. This will means through the summer he will be in a large stable for about 6 hours. At the moment it is just concrete flooring but I was considering buying some rubber matting.
Do you think I still need to put a straw bed in for him for those 6 hours of the day or would he be okay on just the matting?
Obviously in the winter I will give him a big straw bed for warmth and he will be in all night so will probably lie down. But in the summer he will probably just stand and eat anyway... He was perfectly fine on grass so I assume the rubber matting will be just as supportive for his feet?