Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Ok people. Lets try to be civil. No need for calling names or being rude.
The OP wanted to know if pasture is needed if the horse has turn out already. No where was it mentioned that the horse was locked in a stall 24/7. The answer is no. Is it the best cituation? No, but it is not bad either.
Like I said in a previous post, I do know of some horses, mostly stallions, that never get turned out. I don't like it but the horses do survive. Many vices do start when horses are stalled for a majority of the time. They also exist in horses that are turned out all of the time. I knew of some cribbers that had never been in a stall.
We have a friend that recently bought a horse. The horse was underweight so she put it out on pasture 24/7. The horse lost more weight. She had the vet check the horse out and deepened again but no issues were found, even the teeth were fine. I have to assume the pasture is lacking enough nutrion for the horse, so pasture is not ALWAYS better. For the most part it is.
Sahara, having a horse in a coral or paddock or pen of 80' is not negligent or ignorant. I know several show and recreational horses that live like that. The owners don't want nicks and bites from other horses on their horse but the horses do fine.
We don't have pasture. We don't have excessive room for the horses we have. We have been ask by several people if we would keep their horses with ours. Even ones that are out on pasture 24/7. Wait, what? They want to move their horses from pasture to a place with no pasture? That is negligence and ignorance, right? No, they see that our horses are healthy and well cared for.
I have to agree with Zexious, bsms. Look at that mane. It seriously needs to be brushed. It's all over the place! (Insert sarcastic expression)
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