Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
If you're just keeping this horse without any intention of riding/schooling/showing her, than you can, like my previous Vet (too far away now) kept his herd of ~40 SB Broodmares in a stand of thick trees as their shelter.
However, you will have problems with wet, soft feet if she doesn't have a decent shelter to dry them. I know this bc I kept horses outside WITH a shelter for 14 years, and I used them for lessons 10/14 of those years. I am much happier now, with stalls for icy weather in the winter even though my 3 spend more than 6 months just turned out with their 16 x 19 shelter off of the barn. One slip on the ice and you'll be paying for an equine chiropractor, just so you know.