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.