Alright, so now that I've got my 6 month old baby, I need to find a place to keep him. My trainer's facility is full, and its not well equipped for a baby as we do turnout the horses everyday, but it is only for a few hours.
I'd like to find him a place where he'd be turned out everyday, all day, then brought back in for night. Or has the option to come back into his stall.
I found a place where the owners turn them out all day, and bring them in at night.
Now my only concern is that the stalls are all wooden. They would be standing on wood. Granted, there will be shavings. But from what I hear of this stable, they are skimpy on the shavings.
I've always liked my horses bedding to be full and thick, I am very careful with my horses' legs.
But if he is going to be out all day, and only in at night, would it be too much of a concern then?
What is everyones take on this?
Also... I found a stable which would be perfect for a really great rate.
He would have his own stall, and have access to a 2 acre pasture, to come and go as he pleased. I would have the option of having the BOs bring him in at night to his stall, or leaving him have free reign 24/7.
They only have two other horses, so it is a small place. They are buidling an outdoor ring, as well as setting up a round pen. I would have places to work with him still. However, the fall back on this is that it is about 20 minutes from the stable I am riding/training the four year old at. Then its about 25 minutes from my house. It would be a big circle, pretty much.
Granted, I would only go out every other day or so just to keep refreshing the little guys memory of the things we're working on, as I can't do too much else than that at this point. And at least I know he'd be in a nice environment and be able to still be a baby & be outdoors.
What is your advice?
Sorry for the novel. :) I am good at that.