for the last 2 weeks or so its been in the 20's with the sun out which is a high temp compared to what we have been having, so ya in comparison its been nice out.
He was vet checked/ and shoed in october and checked out fine with no issues, no leg problem no hoof problems and i have had him out ,walking and he shows no lameness at all that i can see, shoer will be here saturday also.
yes he is stalled we have no pasture to turn out into, his stall is 25x25, we usually ride during the winter but this winter has been particularly harsh to much snow and low temps, we were going to get a pass to a relatively close indoor arena but his loading problems that we worked through when we first got him have returned so that is another issue i have to work on, not to mention my daughter tried to take him out yesterday cause it was pretty warm and he is very sour,rearing and taking off so untill i can get the loading issue dealt with i do not want to ride him on the rode since everything is iced.
There could be lions we do live in a rural area, in a mixture of houses but we also have a reservoir, some hills and a large empty field that boarders the back of our property so it is not unthinkable that something may be coming through there to cross.
so the most likely scenario is that he's sunnying himself ya think?