Outside living


  • A horse’s leg joints are far healthier if he spends most of his time outdoors in a field, able to mosey where he likes. If he stays in a stall all the time, he can get stiff.
  • Young horses, especially, should spend loads of time outdoors. If they spend too much time stuck in a stall their bones won’t grow and develop normally and this can cause lameness or arthritis when they get older.
  • Older, arthritic horses seem to be less ouchy and stiff if they spend lots of time outdoors as well.
Last modified: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 9:03 AM