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How offten dose your horse get out in winter?

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    12-21-2009, 11:45 PM
We turn our horses out every day from sunrise to sunset if it's not horrible weather. If it's not going to get below 30 at night (or no signs of bad weather) we turn them back out again after their dinners.
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    12-22-2009, 12:48 AM
My guy is turned out overnight, from about 6 pm to 8 or 9 the next day....but I live in Florida, so the coldest it gets here is the high 30s....but they have a nice stall blanket for him when he's inside, and something to throw over it when he's out, so I don't worry.
    12-22-2009, 12:56 AM
Mine are out 24/7 all year round.
    12-22-2009, 09:32 AM
Green Broke
Mine has a stall with huge paddock off of it. They only put the horses out in the field from May to Oct. A lot of barns only do spring summer turn out here as we get a lot of rain and that turns the pastures to mud pits. I wouldn't board at a place that has stalls only and no paddock.
    12-22-2009, 09:44 AM
The barn where my horse is at turns the horses out 8-4. I wish theyd do more then that, where I used to keep him hed be turned out 630am-6pm
    12-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Green Broke
Mine are in a very large paddock with access to a large stall. They are let out into the front field during the day, provided there isn't ice. If there's too much ice out there, they are brought down to a large training pen for the day (the footing is always good).

This seems to have worked nicely for us for the past 10 years. They do not get all hyped-up and haven't developed any bad habits (chewing, cribbing, wall kicking ect...).

On those -10 nights, my girl gets a nice blanket put on, my gelding is fine without and prefers to spend the majority of his time out.
    12-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Out with access to their stall and an overhang 24/7.

They spend lots of time in their stalls (summer and winter), by choice.
    12-22-2009, 11:08 AM
Mine stay out all year round 24/7 :) They have access to shelter at all times though.
    12-22-2009, 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by qtrhrsecrazy    

45 minutes a day is NOT enough time for turn out.. I'd be having a serious talk with that BO
Looking at it from the perspective of the BO - he told her his routine before she moved the horse.

As a BO- I find it very frustrating when people do not listen or think they will change what was told to them during the interview process.
    12-22-2009, 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by mls    
Looking at it from the perspective of the BO - he told her his routine before she moved the horse.

As a BO- I find it very frustrating when people do not listen or think they will change what was told to them during the interview process.
I have to agree.

The amount of turnout, per the OP, was stated prior to her moving the horse there. The BO does not need a talking to, the OP needs to accept what they moved into or move her horse (giving proper notice).

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