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.
I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
Last edited by Gillian; 07-08-2009 at 06:36 PM.