|So if you are showing, it is helpful to have a horse stalled. Plus you have to think about the fact that you do live in Canada and that your winters are brutal, I'm not talking about it from a blanketing standpoint, but more of a having to deal with mud and muck and deep snow, while still trying to ride. So if you are planning on showing, I would say go with stall board, but at a barn that has excellent turnout and the horse will be out 12+ hrs a day. I personally do stall board, but my horses are only in 8 hours a day. I have the option of keeping my horses in if the weather is bad and they get indoor turnout instead in that case. My show horse is in full training and I do not need bad weather slowing things down or getting in the way of things.|
Generally though, a relatively young horse with very sturdy feet, are they ok in wet/muddy conditions or could they also be prone to hoof troubles? Not as much as a horse with health issues of course, but what are the chances?