Stall vs. Run-in - Page 4

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Stall vs. Run-in

This is a discussion on Stall vs. Run-in within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-07-2009, 08:17 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by whitetrashwarmblood    
    I love the idea of having my horse on 24/7 pasture, but I think it's nice to have a stall around just case of an injury etc.
    This is what we do, too. Our mares are out 24x7 and have a run in, if they choose. We have a double stall just in case of injury or if we're trimming in bad weather.

    They all prefer to be out and about, so even the run in is mainly used only on 90+ degree days in the summer or very cold rain in the winter.
    Sponsored Links
        07-07-2009, 08:40 PM
    I believe that a run in is the best option, horses get more exercise, are able to get read of ownry energy, and are healthier. Also if they get a little soar or something they can walk it out. But if you do want to stall them just do it throught the night.
        07-07-2009, 09:20 PM
    Before I got my gelding Gunther, Labre my older horse only had a run-in. She had terrible heaves and the vet said it was best to keep her in an open stall. It did and still does help her alot, not to mention when we got her she didn't have much muscle but now she's getting better.
        07-07-2009, 09:32 PM
    Green Broke
    I wish our barn had stalls with run-ins. It seems like that would be really ideal. We have stalls and then there are turn out pastures for the horses. They are out during the day. In the winter they don't get turnout outside, but indoor turnout in the arena.

    We get so much rain the pastures turn into soup and it's not safe for them to be out there.
        07-07-2009, 09:37 PM
    I agree with livetojump. They should be able to go outside at free will and not be forced in a stall all day...
        07-08-2009, 05:43 PM
    Interesting thread.

    I have stalls. But my horses go out at 3 p.m. And come in at 8 a.m the following morning. They are in their stalls for appx 7 hours a day and fed three times during that time. They have fans blowing on them and a radio plays in the barn all the time (country music is their favorite)

    I really think they enjoy their stall time. It's too hot in summer for them to be out in the blazing sun.

    In fall and winter they usually come in to eat and I turn them back outside, so they are in the barn very little.

    When I move, I am thinking of doing run-in type shelters, but still want a place to be able to put them if I have to confine them for injury, etc.
        07-08-2009, 06:33 PM
    I'd love to have a stall that opened up to the pasture, but I think the place where I board has a pretty good system. The horses get at least 6 hours of turnout a day, with night turnout as an option as well. They're all happy horses and are turned out all together, mares in one pasture, geldings in another, as two large herds. They have huge pastures and lots of lush grass. So as long as you have a good system, I believe that stalled horses can be just fine.

    As an added note, my horse willingly and happily comes trotting up to me in the field and is perfectly happy to come on in after being out in the sun with his friends.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Stall boredom jchunterjumper Horse Health 8 02-17-2009 08:52 PM
    Stall Boredom jchunterjumper Barn Maintenance 1 02-16-2009 10:27 AM
    Stall Help! NoFear526 Horse Health 8 02-03-2009 10:10 PM
    stall bedding sandy2u1 Horse Talk 20 11-13-2008 11:34 AM
    NEED Stall mats ... kchfuller Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 09-05-2008 04:43 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:40 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0