Thinking Outside the Barn


November 29, 2016

It is a common practice to board horses in stalls or loose boxes. While this may benefit the owners and barn staff, it is not in the best interest of horse – it inhibits the behavioral and physical needs of the horse with restrictions in grazing, social behavior, movement, airflow and the performance of other normal patterns of behavior.

Alternaive methods of confining or containment of the horse are perferred that encourage movement and grazing time. The results will include improved natural feeding patterns, healthy feet and lungs as well as fulfill the social behavioral.