Re: [RC] Do Pastured Horses Come In Out of the Rain? AND BUNNY! - Rides 2 Far
.>> I do put them in their stalls so that they can eat separately. The
rest of the time, they graze the pastures and run free. That is why I
determined that barns make people feel better.
I thought we were talking sheds, not stalls. If I lock Kaboot in a stall
for a day, he'll avoid the whole area of the barn for days if I'm around.
He loves his shed, but hates to have his option to leave taken away.
I never leave the doors to a stall open for fear the horse that's low on
the pecking order will get cornered in there. There's a small barn down
the road from me that had 3 horses in the field and 3 stalls with the
doors open...but there was only one horse who *ever* got in a stall. The
other two *apparently* preferred to stay out in the weather. Then the
dominent horse and one of the "outside" horses were taken away. With
only one horse left in the field, the horse who had apparently preferred
to be wet before suddenly started using the stall. Less dominent horses
with any sense of self preservation will not enter the stall for fear of
being cornered...the ones with less sense will have a lot of scraped hips
from having to dive out doors under fire. I've had a lot of horses come
and go here and none who wouldn't use the shed at every opportunity *if*
the pecking order allowed them to.
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