Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South Carolina USA
• Horses: 0
Questions on going from pasture to stall board
My horses have been only pasture boarded with run-ins here at my home for the past....hmmm....12+ years and never had any problems with them being pacers, cribbers, windsuckers, etc. My question is, since they are so used to being "out and about" should I be proactive about them moving their routine to stall board and get atleast one cribbing collar as a "just in case" and should I go ahead and get them some chew toys/lick toys to keep them from getting bored?
Also, I am concerned about health.....they will be up during the days/out at night during hot months and out during the day/in at night during the cold months, and anytime there will be bad weather they will be up.....seeing as my Quarter Horse is 19y/o should I get him on a joint/muscle supplement to prevent any stiffness or soreness from being kept up?
Both my boys have never had a single health problem, and I contribute that to their stress free and as natural as possible life they've been living up to this point, and I just don't want their health to go downhill because of this change in their routine.