Im getting a lot of conflicting information from different people about this issue, I was looking at renting another field that would be dryer in the winter time from a person who has horses and he refused me point blank that I could put foals on it as it would be severe abuse. Now I only want to put them on it in the good weather, not freezing or heavy rain or gusty. And I explained this to a number of people including my friends at the donkey sanctuary. And they are all saying to keep the foals in without any turnout over the winter.
I feel this would be detrimental to their health as I did have them out last week but in for the bad weather and as soon as it is good again I will be putting them out again.
So what is your opinion. Should I keep them in all winter long without any turnout, or should I keep them in during bad weather and turn them out for good weather. I wont be putting rugs on until they are used to them and they have really good winter coats.