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October 10, 2022
Optimizing the Stable Environment
By Kim Miller | Equestrian Writer
Some of our horses are lucky enough to live outdoors full time and have ample room to ramble and graze as they did in the wild. As herd animals, horses have physical, physiological, and emotional needs that are naturally met living freely outdoors.
To care for and enjoy our horses, however, most of us need to keep our horses close to us. And that typically means indoor stabling for at least some of the day, sometimes all day, depending on the weather and what kinds of activities we pursue with our horses. Even horses with access to ample pasture may need to live indoors to recover from injuries or manage their weight, or simply to stay out of the elements.
Indoor living is not our horse's natural habitat. Confinement can affect everything from respiratory and digestive heath to joint function and overall well-being.
The good news is that modern equine science provides many ways for our horses to live as naturally as possible in a stabled environment.
Our new e-book, Optimizing the Stable Environment, is loaded with tips on keeping our horses happy and healthy while living indoors.
Feeding and flooring methods, ventilation considerations, stabling configurations, and ways to address our horses' emotional well-being are a few of the many areas covered in this helpful reference.
Whether you're set on improving your existing yard or designing your dream stable, Optimizing the Stable Environment offers the latest horse management science to support your goals of providing the very best for your horse.
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