Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Western Kentucky
I would keep him where he is. Many, many horses live in stalls their entire lives and do just fine. Many of them even seem to enjoy the activity going on around them. Fayde is the sweet heart of the barn, everybody stops by her stall to see her and get slobbery kissy's. I thought she would be freaked out by the county fair rides and mayhem last year, but she couldn't get enough of the lights and sound. Silly pony.
You say he doesn't seem to be showing any of the usual signs of being stressed out, so I would just keep doing what you are doing. You are able to see him every day, you know he is getting fed and cared for exactly as he should because you are able to do it yourself.
And really, isn't that the reason for having horses, to feed and care for them yourself if you are able to?
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