Stabling my mini over winter
I have just been thinking about when we get to winter (argh) and our 2 stall stable should finally be ready for use. My long suffering partner has been renovating it as it was pretty old and what started out as a 'quick fix' has turned into an almost complete re-build.
I only have the one mini at the moment and am still looking for a regular horse for riding but its been a long search and I may very well still be looking for some time to come.
I would like to stable her overnight during the winter but am wondering how a mini would do in a regular sized stall. Mainly I worry whether not being able to see out would be stressful for her? Especially if she was stabled alone and didnt have a mate in the other stall.
I did 'suggest' to my partner that we could cut a little window in the front wall of the smaller stall that could be closed but he didnt look too impressed! Not sure how important it is for them to be able to see out, there is a long rectangular window at the back which would give her a partial view of the hill behind the stables.
I did threaten to get the power tools out myself which made him say (very quickly!) that if I really need a window then he will do it. Heh.