Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
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.
Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/