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        05-30-2008, 12:01 AM
    I have done both and I find that pasture board is not only better on the pocket book but it far more natural for them. It allows them to be in a herd and have a more natural "horse life".
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        05-31-2008, 05:01 PM
    I pasture board my horse and always will. He loves not being contained into a stall and its good to always give your horse a little freedom seeing they serve us so well. I think most horses are happier in a herd enviroment. And most people like the easy budget

        06-03-2008, 12:11 PM
    Originally Posted by kickshaw
    i say pasture all the way

    With the exception of:
    - show horses
    - pregnant broodmares (turn out is absolutely fine, but I prefer mine to have a place to "get away from it all :) )
    - stallions (duh)
    - injured horses (again, duh)
    My horse is pasture-boarded as well. I think it is a lot healthier for them. Alot of horses develop respiratory problems from being in all day.

    Kickshaw - I actually kind of disagree with injured horses not being in the pasture. When Jubilee had a leg injury we kept her outside, but in her own paddock, without any other horses. Esp. With a leg injury, it can get really cramped up and even more swollen if they are in a stall all day. I'd prefer to let them move around at their own pace. The wound can be wrapped if necessary.

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