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post #11 of 13 Old 05-29-2008, 11:01 PM
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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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post #12 of 13 Old 05-31-2008, 04:01 PM
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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

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post #13 of 13 Old 06-03-2008, 11:11 AM
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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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