Well what happen was my 3yr old mare kicked and chased away my small 1yr old colt away so he couldnt eat eaither pile of hay or grain. Which where placed pretty far apart. Think if I wasnt there to stop her or just walked away from them she would have eaten all the food and poor marley would have gotten nothing. I think this is a great reason to stall Marley just to little to stand up to juneau! She's just to big. This is my reason to stall and a real good one.
Besides other than that they are always side by side and act like mom and baby! Pretty much herd sour. Kinda gets on my nerves when im training juneau and marley breaks down the fence.
People who keep saying horses that are in there stall are dull, have no natural instinct, many types of vices or respiratory issues. I have never seen these problems in any of the barns I have boarded at besides 1 out of 300 horses. Like really just come horses have been stalled and bred to what we want for 100 and 100s of years. It not cruel to stall a horse if it needs to be stalled for any reason. If its for medical, feeding, showing, sleeping, warmth, separation(for any reason) ect ect. Its not CRUEL.
The only way I see it being Cruel if a horse is in for like 15 to 20 hours a day and tiny amount of turn out! Also let me say if you live where its warm all year round then yea the horse should be out all the time! Where I live I don't ever see horses out 24/7.
I just think this is crazy its like this is all my horse it better than your horse kinda crap!!!! Really I think both ways work it just depends on the horse!!!!!