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How long do you keep your horse in a stall for?


I have a mini-horse and towards the late afternoon, she gets anxious to go in her stall. I open the gate and let her go on her own into the stall. She will actually run full speed as if that is where she would rather be. When I bring her in because of bad weather earlier during the day, she walks very slowly and not in a rush at all. What is the right amount of time she should be in the stall?. My normal practice now is I bring her out at 8:00 a.m. and bring her back in at dusk. It appears that she is unhappy with the length of time (10 hours) she is in the yard and not in the pen.

 

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Terrie Lynn (Terrielynn1) says

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    vikkijov 3 months ago

    Terrie - thank you for your answer. I have a three sided house for her but she never goes in it. When she was younger it didn't matter how long she stayed outside but I see her changing and yawning! HA, so I'm giving her a mid-day break in her pen.


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    vikkijov 3 months ago

    I actually tried your suggestion today and it was much better. Dani didn't make a run for it but instead walked alongside me. I guess she needs a rest like you suggested. Dani is so much fun and I enjoy her so much. Thank you for your help.