Do horses need their own separate stables? Short answer: in traditional barns, yes. Whether a horse needs its own stable depends on the horse and the stable in question. If your stall has standard 12 × 12 or even 12 × 16 foot stalls, then they are too small to mate with medium sized horses. But the horses in our video have their own stables and they even recognize which one is theirs. Stables are a wonderful way to keep horses. They can still enjoy each other’s company without the risk of kicks, bites, and other entanglements with fences or shelters.
While it is best to let your horse spend as much time as possible roaming freely in a meadow or paddock, there may be times when it needs to be confined to its stable. Most horses spend part of the day or all night in a stable. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If you live in an area with unusually cold winters and the ground freezes solidly at night, your horse may feel more comfortable. in his stable at night.
If your horse needs to spend time in his stable, you need to make sure his environment is comfortable and hygienic. Keep the barn cool by blowing up droppings and removing wet bedding several times throughout the day. Damp bedding underfoot can cause thrush and ammonia fumes from the horse’s urine can irritate its lungs and upper airways.
Poorly ventilated barns filled with circulating dust and mold can cause COPD and other respiratory problems. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that stables receive plenty of fresh air, either through open air vents or by using an air conditioning system. And dirty stalls attract flies, which can be incredibly irritating to a horse that is kept indoors. So keep the kennel cool and hang some sticky fly paper (out of the horse’s reach!) to control the insect population.