Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I am not a big fan of stalls - while yes, there are horses who thrive on stall time, but I think stalls are unhealthy. Reason being is because they are animals who are meant to range and move and graze. Their digestive systems are designed for continuous grazing and I feel that spending 15+ hours in a stall, hinders them, causes issues joint and digestive, in the long run.
If you can do stall and a paddock - so that your horse can move around at his/her own free will, with access to as much roughage as possible, that's much better, IMO, than being stuck in a stall.