04-01-2013, 01:00 PM
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I have several horses that you could consider "stalled", though they actually have runs that are quite a bit larger than stalls.
I don't feed any kind of grain either. Right now, since alfalfa is hard to find and impossible to afford, all of mine are getting good quality grass hay. I make sure to throw out enough that they have access to it 24/7. If I notice that a horse needs something more, I've got a high protein forage cube that I add to their diet. All of mine look amazing on that. Stay fat, even in heavy work, all slick and shiny in the summer and, even better, haven't had a single instance of colic or founder in over 20 years (since we stopped feeding grains), in spite of having hundreds of horses through the barn in that time.