Understanding the question - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 08-19-2012, 11:52 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post
I suppose I fall in a group at the barn who isn't privileged enough to have a stall. All the lesson horses live outside with my horse. A young girl who lost her grandfather (who paid for her board) had to put her horse outside because it was cheaper. Every other boarder has a stall. I guess I was unaware that I was one of the "less fortunate". Must have passed over my head since I usually ride alone and haven't been there too often except for the last two months. Barn gossip and status symbols. I don't need that stuff.
Don't worry about all that stuff, don't let it get in the way of going there and enjoying your horse.

I could get a stall for my horse. The way my barn is set up there are stalled horses who go out at night in summer and out during the day in winter. Then there are field boarders, out 24/7 with a lean to. Then there is my option, pay for my own stall in bank barn but only use the stall in terrible weather.

I don't believe it makes me lesser than the boarders who use their stalls. That's not the right choice for my horse.
AlexS is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 08-20-2012, 12:01 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 10,667
• Horses: 12
I vastly prefer my horses out 24/7 to in. I have friends who think I'm cruel because I don't bring them in to their "cozy beds" at night. The only time I use stalls is for training a horse to be more handle-able or really rotten weather. Oh and foaling. Right now I'm using 3 stalls because I have 3 foals that I'm working on teaching ground manners to and also I'm socializing them. When they run together they are "3 wild childs" and very hard to get hands on. So, they come into their stalls at night and have to tolerate human touching and interaction and in the morning they get caught and led out to pasture where they are let loose to run and play like the babies they are. At night, back in to be fed, groomed and petted on. Until they are social and coming up to me in the pasture and liking the human interaction more than they are now, I'll use the stalls. Once they 'get it' then they can stay outside unless we have a gnarly lighting storm or ice or...other really ugly weather. They stay healthier that way, IMO!

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 08-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
My biggest advise to you is to grow a thick skin, (my choice) or be so strong in your beliefs that you are ok with what others say.

I have never seen anything like horse women, in my life. It's quite incredible, just how b1tchy, how mean, how their way is the right way. It's astonishing. I don't do anything controversial and yet I feel it.

I'd love to know why this exists, but I don't. You are doing nothing wrong, so don't sweat it.
AlexS is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 08-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
Alex - have you never spent five minutes listening to moms talk about other moms and their parenting choices?? I don't think horse women have the corner - it's the same with dogs, kids, etc.......
themacpack is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Understanding the Mare... LikeIke17 Horse Talk 18 03-10-2012 09:41 PM
Understanding the horse??? seven Horse Talk 5 12-18-2011 10:46 AM
REALLY understanding collection. Spyder Dressage 9 12-20-2009 04:08 PM
Understanding electrolytes? melinda27858 Horse Health 4 07-23-2008 09:52 AM

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