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.