Horse stabling

stabling

Stabling is to have the horse locked up in this case in: the stable, stable or box, and it is the space in which he spends practically the whole day. Stabling the horse is altering its social structurel, the absence of freedom of movement generating boredom, this can lead the horse to generate problematic situations of isolation and stress.

For horses the to be isolated is to deprive them of being completely happy. Isolation exempts them from the protection that comes from the pack and hence they are prone to being nervous. Nor is it necessary for the horse to be with its species, it can be accompanied by other animals so as not to feel alone.


On the other hand, stabled horses, even if they have companions in the box, other equines, if they are incompatible, can generate anxiety. These behaviors can have consequences such as reduce performance and, therefore, the horse value because it negatively affects your health.

The body and extremities are designed for constant movement. Therefore, stabling is contrary to its nature, so it is important for its health to allow at least a few hours a day to leave the stable and move freely, in a corral or riding hall, and above all, to ensure its maximum well-being during your stay on the block since it is the space where you spend most of your time and everything has to be in optimal condition.

It is convenient that boxes are comfortable and with proper orientation, thinking not only in the high temperatures of the summer, but also in the low thermals of the winter. The measurements are important and variable, as they will depend on the size of the horse. The floor and the walls must be of a washable material to allow its hygiene and disinfection. It is advisable that the drinkers and feeders are angled.

 


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