Do you own a farm or ranch with multiple horses? Do you keep them in a barn or pasture? Which one leads to healthier and happier horses? Let’s go over the advantages of each.
Barn and Pasture for Your Coeur D’Alene Farm
Most horse owners choose pastures over a stable. This makes sense because pastures provide open-air and roaming space, which is a huge necessity for a horse’s physical and mental health.
An open pasture for a horse is quite advantageous, hands down. With that in mind, a barn stable has its place as well. An interior stable provides a cozy spot away from rain and other adverse weather elements. Housing a horse in a stable is also helpful for the owner when performing horse care, such as feeding and shoeing.
Of course, it’s not healthy to confine a horse in a pole barn 24/7. Horses that spend extended time inside a stable may behave erratically, such as gnaw on the wood, kick the wall, or walk the stall. These are symptoms that the horse is feeling isolated and not getting sufficient freedom of movement.