I have and always will prefer full turnout...and fortunately the places I have been at so far (away from home), I have had that option. The place I am at currently is the smallest place, but she still has plenty of room to stretch her legs, as the horses are rotated in and out of the "main" turn out area, and each horse has a decent sized paddock.
Oh and my mare has lost a tiny bit of muscle, but that's mainly because she's rather "lazy" in the pasture, and I have only been able to get out 2-3 times a week lately...she has no problems going for a good ride though, and cools off just as quickly as she did all summer.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 12-13-2010 at 02:01 AM.