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Boarding Turnout/Lifestyle Poll

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    View Poll Results: How does your horse live?
    Stall only 0 0%
    Pasture Only (Grass or Dry lot) 34 49.28%
    Turnout with Grass 14 20.29%
    Turnout with limited Grass (Stall, Grass, Dry lot combo) 14 20.29%
    Dry lot turnout only 7 10.14%
    Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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        04-28-2014, 10:06 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Boarding Turnout/Lifestyle Poll

    I'm curious what arrangements everyone has....
         
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        04-28-2014, 11:42 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Where I board, the horses are turned out as much as possible. Healthier for the horses and less stall cleaning for the help!

    Currently, there are a few grassy pastures and several dry lots w/round bales, and the herds are rotated onto the grass throughout the week. Weather is good right now, so they are only stalled long enough to eat grain twice a day. They will be stalled during the hottest part of the Texas summer days, and were stalled winter nights below 40F.
         
        04-28-2014, 11:43 AM
      #3
    Started
    My BO turns out when she feels it's practical.
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        04-28-2014, 11:57 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    I could only vote once, but horse #1 is on 24/7 turnout on a dry lot with a run in shelter, and horse #2 is out all day, in a stall at night in the winter, and the opposite in summer. He gets 24/7 turnout spring and fall, weather permitting.
         
        04-28-2014, 12:31 PM
      #5
    Trained
    My horses all have a stall and I bring them in to feed. They come in and eat and go right back out. If the weather is nasty, lightning, tornadoes, hail, ice, they are brought in for the duration of the storm and then turned back out. I don't like to stall them for any longer than necessary, I think they're healthier outside.
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        04-28-2014, 01:58 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    My horse is stalled most of the day, with about 3 hours of turnout. I'd really like to find somewhere where he could get more turnout, but have not had much luck in my area. Turnout is in a "dry" lot (I use the term loosely, given how rainy it is here for most of the year!) most of the year, and pasture for maybe 3 months.

    It's kind of frustrating to see how lush and green the pastures are right now, but last I heard the BO isn't planning on turning horses out on them until July when the ground is reliably dry
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        04-28-2014, 02:03 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    My horse is stalled with daily turnout between the hours of 8am and 4:00pm. The BO will keep him in if the weather is particularly nasty. He is turned out with two other geldings on a 2 acre-ish pasture area that has a mix of scrub grass and dirt. The pasture is meant for exercise and fresh air, not chow time.

    I ride after 6pm, so he has had the opportunity to go into his stall, get some hay, and then back out with me for a few hours several times a week.
         
        04-28-2014, 02:05 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    For my gelding he's on pasture 24/7 365 days a year and NEVER comes in the barn. He loves being out in the elements and even when it was subzero he still stayed out.

    My mare (before she passed) was on pasture and stall board but she chose when to come in and go out. Typically if it was a freezing rain she'd come in but mostly she was outside with my gelding on grass or whatever tundra the soil was that season. All the horses outside are fed grain and hay on the ground spread apart from one another.

    My next horse will be on pasture only. I think it makes them healthier and happier and it makes it nice not having to worry too much about them OD'ing on grass that summer. :p
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        04-28-2014, 03:48 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Mine comes in to eat twice a day on average and then goes out into a LARGE pasture the rest of the day, however the pasture situation is about to change at night he will be turned out into a smaller 1/2 acre paddock with grass and electric fencing to keep him from cribbing on the fences. Sometimes it will be too stormy, cold, or hot to do 24 hour turnout but he gets to go out for at least half the day.
         
        04-28-2014, 04:49 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    My horse gets turnout in grass.... if we got a lot of rain I will turn him out in the sandy roundpen to aviod him digging stuff up when he runs around.

    He does have a stall and is inside if the weather is bad all day. All the paddocks have sheds so if they are just calling for occasional sprinkles he goes out.

    Last summer I kept him inside with a fan during the hot hours of the day (9am-5pm) and he goes out at night. He REALLY hates the bugs. I'll probably do that again this year.
         

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