Originally Posted by Sahara
Can someone explain this to me? Is this to preserve limited pastures from getting torn up?
I keep my horses on my own property and they are out 24/7. After 35 years of horses we haven't lost a single one to rain or mud. LOL
If I had control of the situation, Cinny would be turned out rain or shine. However we have a Barn Manager who totally BABIES the horses to death. Pair that up with an Owner who is picky about the grounds, and well, life sucks in the spring when you are a horse at my barn.
I can kind of understand the grounds. Our barn is a State Historical Building, they actually do tours of it during the week of "Tour of Historical Homes." Plus the actual owners of the place are an older couple who don't have it as easy to fix torn up turnouts, especially when there are 25 of them on the property.
Yes I should move. But I really really like this barn. I have had a few issues, but I have had more at other barns in the area. Plus we had one major bording facility literally burn to the ground last December, one closed a month ago, and then another was hit by a tornado just last week. The area is very very short on places to move too. The only boarding facility that has openings is the one with no trails, miniature arenas and has had 5 mysterious sudden deaths in the past year (they only board 20 horses so that's a high amount).
In all honesty, I should have taken advantage of the empty front arena and turned him out to play either before riding or instead of riding.