The Horse Forum

The Horse Forum (/)
-   Horse Health (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/)
-   -   How much turnout does your horse get? (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/how-much-turnout-does-your-horse-57319/)

tarebear 06-15-2010 02:17 AM

How much turnout does your horse get?
 
I'm interested in how much everyone turns their horses out.

Personally, I don't think I could have Tara stalled 24/7. Even if I was exercising her daily. I couldn't even do it 12 hours a day. I'd feel bad. I just feel like that can't be good for the mental health of an animal that is meant to graze 24/7, 365 :-P That's just Tara though, and probably me being a softy :-P

Her stall opens to the pasture, so she can come in during the day if it's too hot or the bugs are too bad, but just knowing she can go out if she wants to makes me feel better.

smrobs 06-15-2010 02:38 AM

Mine are turned out 24/7/365. IMHO, having a horse stalled all the time is the main reason for vices like cribbing, windsucking, wood chewing, weaving, pawing, etc. Horses get bored just like people do. I compare them standing in a stall to us sitting in a waiting room. Do it too long and you go nuts. :D

ThatNinjaHorse 06-15-2010 02:40 AM

24/7. The only option i have. I wouldnt mind a day shelter or something in the paddocks though..

tarebear 06-15-2010 02:44 AM

Lol it'd be even worse than a waiting room! Like standing in my big closet all day...yuck!

tarebear 06-15-2010 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThatNinjaHorse (Post 660646)
24/7. The only option i have. I wouldnt mind a day shelter or something in the paddocks though..

aww, yours doesn't have a shelter to get under?

AQHA13 06-15-2010 02:51 AM

Basically 24/7. We have a 3 acre pasture she goes into during the day and at night she gets "put up", but even that is still a 1 acre lot, just with no grass.

tarebear 06-15-2010 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AQHA13 (Post 660650)
Basically 24/7. We have a 3 acre pasture she goes into during the day and at night she gets "put up", but even that is still a 1 acre lot, just with no grass.

Gotcha...how come you put her up at night? Just wondering :-)

ThatNinjaHorse 06-15-2010 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarebear (Post 660649)
aww, yours doesn't have a shelter to get under?

Nope, theres a few trees so thats alright i suppose..

tarebear 06-15-2010 03:31 AM

Yeah Tara's pasture has some trees...I wish she'd stand under them and graze instead of walking up to her stall, but oh well. I guess the bugs are pretty bad, even in the shade of the trees.

wild_spot 06-15-2010 03:38 AM

I'm with Ninja, 24/7 and only trees for shelter. If it was my own place I would have a run-in stall that they could come and go in.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0