Having a minor set back with stall issues. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 08-05-2011, 01:21 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 1,356
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faceman View Post
I am probably dense, but I don't quite understand...if there is no meaningful reason to stall him and he doesn't like to be stalled, why would you want to stall him in the first place? It sounds as if he has run-in access and can go in his stall when he wants to or needs to, so why would you want/need to confine him?
Exactly this.... Horses like freedom, I don't honestly think a little rain will bother him =)
palominolover is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 Old 08-05-2011, 08:04 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 238
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by palominolover View Post
Exactly this.... Horses like freedom, I don't honestly think a little rain will bother him =)
For serious inclement weather? I can understand a person wanting to stall their horse rather than keep them outside.....granted there have been horror stories where animals have been injured in both (the tornado at Churchill Downs, most recently, for example).

My horse however was kept outside in a few category 2-3 hurricanes, so I know he'll suck it up and be alright. I think he actually likes the rain a little bit too, lol, which is why he's going on pasture board.
tblver is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 08-05-2011, 09:48 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 1,356
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by tblver View Post
For serious inclement weather? I can understand a person wanting to stall their horse rather than keep them outside.....granted there have been horror stories where animals have been injured in both (the tornado at Churchill Downs, most recently, for example).

My horse however was kept outside in a few category 2-3 hurricanes, so I know he'll suck it up and be alright. I think he actually likes the rain a little bit too, lol, which is why he's going on pasture board.

A little rain isn't going to kill a horse... Hurricanes are another story... And what are the honest chances of a horse getting struck by lightning? If there are trees around the horse will be fine =) I guess I'm going by Canadian weather, there isn't hurricanes XP rain storms and blizzards are no big deal here. The horse has a thick enough coat to deal with rain and blizzards, but if you're really concerned put a blanket on the horse =)

Last edited by palominolover; 08-05-2011 at 09:50 PM.
palominolover is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 08-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson
Posts: 4,264
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by palominolover View Post
A little rain isn't going to kill a horse... Hurricanes are another story... And what are the honest chances of a horse getting struck by lightning? If there are trees around the horse will be fine =) I guess I'm going by Canadian weather, there isn't hurricanes XP rain storms and blizzards are no big deal here. The horse has a thick enough coat to deal with rain and blizzards, but if you're really concerned put a blanket on the horse =)
Yup...the odds of a horse developing COPD, hoof, or behavioral issues from being stalled are far greater than the odds of getting struck by lightning. That's not to say I condemn those who stall their horses, I just don't believe in it myself, although mine have access to the barn any time they want to get away from the flies or weather.

On a side note, I got hit by a tornado 4 years ago - demolished my hay barn and coral area. When the horses heard the tornado (people can hear them a mile or so away - horses obviously farther) they went to the center of the pasture away from structures and trees, and stood as a group facing the tornado...all of them emerged untouched. The barn they have access to wasn't damaged, but coral panels and steel sheeting from the hay barn were flying everywhere. Horses obviously do get injured or worse in storms, but it's funny how they instinctively do what gives them the best possible chance of survival. The coral panels that are up in the picture I put up after the tornado passed to keep the horses as much away from the dangerous debris as possible...then had to borrow someones metal detector to get as many of the nails and metal fragments as I could out of the pasture - a pain in the hiney.

Didn't mean to hijack the thread - just a sidebar on weather and horse safety.



This was taken by a passing motorist and posted on the net - it just happened to be taken when the tornado was on my ranch, which is just over that ridge. When it hit my place it was an F-4...one of those big wedge tornados...


Last edited by Faceman; 08-06-2011 at 12:40 PM.
Faceman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minor setback...getting back in the saddle afterward DraftyAiresMum Rider Wellness 72 08-11-2011 11:51 AM
Back Leg Issues armydogs Horse Health 2 02-16-2011 02:38 AM
Issues with horse in stall kmcole30 Horse Training 8 04-29-2010 11:59 PM
Picking up back feet issues draftrider Horse Training 15 04-01-2010 01:51 PM
Issues with Keeping Leg Back missy06 English Riding 3 11-28-2008 08:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome