Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
We've left pregnant mares in a bush all winter, not blanketed, with plenty of hay. They have been perfectly fine and delivered healthy foals.
Not to mention the fact that wild horses still stay outside year round and seem to be fine.....let alone the ones that lived years ago. Blankets are a fairly "new" thing, and has probably only been happening for 100 or so years.
If the arena was closed for the weekend for a clinic, that usually means the arena is off limits for the whole weekend. Maybe the barn owners wanted to have it free and clear for any number of reasons after the clinic....that they don't have to tell you about.
Barn owners are not always at the barn every single minute of every day, so for her to have to make an extra trip down to the barn just to bring in your horse would be an inconvienance (sp) to him/her.
Seems reasonable to me really....
Barns have rules for a reason. It does not matter why they are there or who put them in place, they are there to be followed. If you don't like them, then why board there?
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