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Stable Life

By Kathie Gregory

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In the equine world, I would say it is widely accepted that a horse may live the majority of his life in a stable, and, in my opinion, there is far less awareness concerning the impact this may have on his wellbeing. People may consider it “normal” for a horse to spend most of his time in the stable and only be brought out to do his job or to be given specific exercise subject to people’s requirements…There are numerous studies on the adverse effects of keeping horses in isolation. Horses are a social species and form complex relationships and need friendships. Depending on the management system employed, stabled horses may have little or no opportunities to interact and form friendships, thus may become lonely. Read article

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